Browsing the "EV racing" Tag

Video: 43 Teslas Show Just How Quiet Racing Can Be

August 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Auto racing has always been a much about the unfiltered sound of performance as the competition itself, but a new generation of electric cars delivers an entirely different experience. Behold how quiet a gathering of 43 Tesla Model S sedans can be as they race around Richmond International Raceway. Can this quiet take on classic motorsports bring racing back to the masses


Video: Nearly 20 Minutes Of EV Racing At Pikes Peak

July 31st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Pikes Peak 2013 saw electric race cars come from every corner of the world to converge on a Colorado mountain top chasing what was once thought to be an impossible dream. This video features nearly 20 minutes of electric vehicles racing to the top of the mountain top, and if you love EVs and racing as much as me, you’ll want to get a coffee and sit down for this one


eRoadRacing Qualifying Practice | Laguna Seca 2013

July 20th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

Tonight's qualifying practice showed marked improvements for all eRoadRacing competitors, especially Electric Cowboy Racing's Brandon Miller who gained 10 seconds over yesterday's practice. Here are the timing sheets for your analysis. As you can see, the entire field improved dramatically. The sessions both went smoothly, with no crashes.


Who Cares If Electric Cars Go Fast? A Lot Of People, Actually

July 11th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While nobody, including myself, is unbiased, I generally try to approach every argument from both sides. But sometimes, a man must take a stand on his principles, and a recent piece from Plug-In Cars entitled “Who Cares If Electric Racecars Are Not As Fast As Gas Cars?” is too backwards for me to even comprehend


Monster Taijima’s E-Runner Unveiled For 2013 Pikes Peak

June 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Last year the electric racing world was disappointed when elderly Japanese race car driver “Monster” Taijima had to end his Pikes Peak run early after his EV suffered an on-board fire. But Taijima is back with an upgraded version of his electric race car for another shot at the Pikes Peak EV record


Video: Round 2 Of Japanese EV GP Features RX-7, AE86 EVs

June 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Cars like the Toyota Corolla AE86 and Mazda RX-7 are considered classics in the Japanese car world, comparable to America’s love of the Ford Mustang. Over in Japan a few racers willing to risk the wrath of their peers have converted a couple of these classics into electric cars to compete in the Japanese EV Grand Prix


Lord Drayson Hopes To Drive To New EV Speed Record

May 31st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Picture this; a stereotypical 17th century British Lord driving an all-electric race car in a powdered wig while sipping tea. Yeah, that’s the image I get when I imagine science minister, entrepreneur, and noble Lord Drayson driving his electric race car in a bid to set the EV land speed record for vehicles under 1,000 kgs


Formula E Adds Bangkok Venue, Reveals Latest Race Car Design

May 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

For electric racing fans, there is no event more anticipated than the inaugural Formula E season, which kicks off next year. Several world-class cities have already been selected to host these contests of speed, and most of the schedule is already determined. This week though Bangkok was added as a host city, and Formula E also revealed what the Renault-designed race cars will look like



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