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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Why Formula E Drivers Will Swap Cars Instead Of Batteries

Due to the limitations of battery technology, the high-performance electric racers of the upcoming Formula E series can’t complete an hour-long race on just a single charge. One would think that teams would simply swap batteries, but instead the FIA is mandating drivers switch their entire car. Many EV racing fans, ourselves included, have wondered why, so we reached out to Formula E in this exclusive interview for answers.

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Electric Race Car Wins Formula Student Competition For The First Time

Being an engineering student ain’t easy, or at least that’s what I’ve heard. But engineering students arguably have the coolest competitions, like the Formula Student race that pits engineering students from across Europe in a contest of handling speed. While normally dominated by gas-powered karts, this year electric cars took both first and second place, perhaps signifying a paradigm shift in this collegiate motorsport.

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Berlin Chosen As Formula E Finalizes 2014 Race Calendar

Next September, a new motorsport will quietly take to the tracks of ten different international hotspots in a bid to bring electric racing excitement to the masses. The Formula E competition is electric racing to the next level, and the German capital of Berlin has been chosen as the tenth and final location for the inaugural season.

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Dallara Building Official Chassis For Formula E Series

For electric car racing fans, the upcoming Formula E series is something worth getting excited about. With some of the biggest names in Formula One racing pledging to participate in this fledgling series, Formula E could be the series that gets young people excited about electric cars. With Italy’s Dallara Automobili now committed to building the official Formula E racing chassis, we can start visualizing the future of electric motorsports.

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Famed Racing Outfit Bluebird Unveils GTL Formula-E Racer

Racing is evolving in new and exciting ways, and electric cars will no doubt be a big part of future motorsports. Even the FIA, which organizes events like Formula One, is getting into the game with new rules that encourage hybrid drivetrains, along with the formation of the Formula-E all-electric racing series. Now Bluebird, a racing organization with roots dating back over a century, has unveiled its entrant for the inaugural Formula-E competition in 2014.

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