Formula 1. NASCAR. Indianapolis. LeMans. Daytona. The name “Andretti” has seen success in almost every form of motorsport, from the dirt tracks of Nazareth, PA to the World Driver’s Championship and more. Now, the Andretti family is set to take its storied legacy into the future, by announcing that their Andretti Autosport team would be America’s first official entry in the upcoming Formula E electric racing series!
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Imagine a solar-powered electric car with room for 4 (four) adults and their luggage that has a full-charge operating range of more than 300 miles that can re-charge itself in a parking space without the need for a charging station. It’s here – and it’s called the Stella!
This past weekend marked the 81st running of the 24 Hours of LeMans, and the 90th anniversary of the first 24 hour race at LeMans. As exciting and fantastical as the event always is, however, we should remember that part of the thrill of speed comes from its proximity to a very unforgiving edge. So, while Audi’s tremendous win and Toyota’s serious challenge to their dominance certainly deserve to be celebrated, let’s not forget that speed is an unforgiving mistress, and take a moment to talk about Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen.
Back in 2011, it seemed like Green GT’s open-topped race car would be fielded in the 2012 24 hour race at LeMans as part of the Garage 56 program for innovative new technology. It wasn’t to be. Team Green GT was given an extra year to get ready for its star turn, but announced last week that it would, once again, NOT be ready for LeMans.
The first cross-country trip in U.S. history took months, and even after the invention of the automobile, it could still take weeks to get from one coast to another. With the dawn of the electric vehicle era comes a whole new set of records to make and break, and Terry Hershner just became the first man to drive from one coast to another on a pure electric motorcycle. Our hats off to you, Terry.
It has been a rough few years for Japanese automaker Mitsubishi, especially in regards to their cheap electric vehicle, the i-MiEV. But Mitsubishi hasn’t given up yet, and they are determined to prove how awesome EVs can be, which is why they’re returning to Pikes Peak with two dedicated electric race cars to challenge Toyota for racing supremacy.
Last week the annual Mexican 1000 off-road race drew competitors from around the world seeking to prove that their trucks can handle the rough desert of the Baja peninsula. Joining these competitors for the first time was an all-electric dune buggy, the EV1, built in conjunction with the Strategic Recovery Institute and EV West, and we’ve got the video to prove it.
For a while there, it seemed like the only thing standing between Audi and another LeMans trophy was Toyota and their hybrid racecar … but it wasn’t meant to be, as one of the two cars took part a dramatic aerial flip (after a collision with a GT car) and a smaller accident followed by […]
While electric cars haven’t found as many buyers as automakers had hoped, electric motorcycle sales are doing just swell. In fact, electric motorcycle racing has become a hot topic in the two-wheeled world, and a collection of amateurs and semi-pros are clamoring for more events t compete in. Hollywood Electrics and the M1-Grand Prix are teaming up to offer a class for electric racers in the M1-GP series.
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.
It’s little wonder that EV West – in a bid to prove the endurance of their electric product offerings – is headed to Baja in the VW Beetle-based electric beastie you see here.
In a few weeks, one of Switzer’s customer cars – the 1000 hp E1K GTR that took the TX2K10 and TX2K12 invitationals – will be headed out to Shift S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack event.
Cannondale’s new CERV concept (Continuously Ergonomic Race Vehicle) was developed as a working prototype by Ohio-based Priority Designs. The design had to allow the handlebars to move up and down without altering the distance from the bike seat to the crank, maximizing rider comfort and muscle efficiency.
Saying that my love lust for Honda’s diminutive and sporty CR-Z hybrid is “well-documented” might be a bit of an understatement. Heck, I even burned some bridges at the Detroit News to “stand up” for the little car way back when! So, try imagine my surprise when, nearly 2 (two) years later, I find myself […]
Lola Cars has had more than its share of troubles in the boardroom lately, but on the track? That’s a different story, as the storied brand keeps pumping out win after win and, has plans to dominate next year’s EV series. This week, however, brought another round of good news that saw the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV […]
This post was written by Brandon Miller, a member of the Electric Cowboys EV racing team. Brandon was at this weekend’s REFUEL event, a racing event at the famed Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca for electric vehicles only. This is his firsthand account of the action. As the “Bike of Doom” rider Luke put it, […]