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Video: Formula E Race Car Drives Down The Vegas Strip

Every year millions of cars take a drive down the famous Las Vegas strip, but few are worthy of a police escort, and even fewer are all-out race cars. In town for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, the Formula E series gave the public its first look at the final form of the all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E race car, shutting down the Vegas strip to do so.

January 10th

Dakar Hybrid Rally Team Building All-Electric Pikes Peak Racer

Motorsports teams the world over are seriously looking at pure electric and hybrid drivetrains as the future of racing, but few teams have been as bold as Drive-eO. Earlier this year their Dakar Rally hybrid truck became the first hybrid to complete the treacherous race, and now the Latvian team is building an all-electric race car for competing in the Pikes Peak hill climb.

1.0 Liter EcoBoost Racer To Appear At Goodwood

We love us some green race cars, and few cars are as mean or green as the 1.0 liter EcoBoost-powered Ford FF1 racer. Despite the tiny engine, this race car makes big power, and Ford will putting the racer on public display this July at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Green sports fans have every reason to be excited.

Chicago 2013 – Mazda 6 Diesel SkyActiv Racer

Mazda’s SkyActive technology program has been batting .1000 since its inception, giving us better cars, kickass commercials, and one of the sexiest endurance race cars to come out of anywhere since anytime. The fact that the new Mazda 6 diesel racer is dead-sexy AND has 4-doors (getting it the coveted “A-OK” from the wifey) is almost too much to process.

February 11th

Students Build A Cardboard Race Car Powered By Hydrogen

The next 100 years will present humanity with unprecedented opportunities and problems.
Providing clean, sustainable energy and transportation to billions of people is one of the most serious issues confronting humanity, and we will need clever solutions if we are to survive as a species.

And if you ask me, a hydrogen-powered race car made from cardboard and plywood is a great start.

Toyota's Hybrid Racer Is Broken – No Debut Race In May

Toyota’s amazing sounding hybrid sports car was supposed to make its debut at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 hour race scheduled for May 5th. Great things are expected from this race car, but we’re all going to have to wait another month to see them. Toyota has managed to crash the TS030 Hybrid badly enough to damage […]

April 14th

Toyota's TS030 Hybrid Sounds Amazing (Video)

Regular Gas2 readers may remember Toyota’s announcement of their hybrid race car prototype – the green(er) car will be running in Le Mans this year, if all goes well, along with some other races. Testing started this week in the south of France. One aspect of the TS030 prototype that stands out is that it […]

January 28th