Young Japanese Driver Tries Crowdfunding A Formula E Team

The 21st century has brought about many societal and technological changes, among them the resurgence of electric cars and the use of crowdsourcing to fund projects or charities. 24-year old race car driver Yuki Shiraishi wants to use a Japanese crowdfunding website to put together a Formula E team to compete in next year’s inaugural electric racing series.

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Team Green GT Gives up on 2013 LeMans

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.

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GM Partners with LG to Build Electric Vehicles

If the world is really going to start using electric cars en masse, it is going to take the collective resources of many of the world’s biggest companies to make it happen. So hot on the heels of Toyota and Ford’s announcement of teaming up on hybrid tech, GM announced today that it will partner with LG to build electric vehicles.

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Toyota, Ford Team Up On Truck Hybrid Tech

Despite the recent influx of hybrid and electric cars, there’s been virtually no news on hybridized large vehicles i.e. SUVs and trucks. Until today’s joint announcement from Ford and Toyota, that is. The two automakers have pledged to join forces and develop a rear-wheel drive hybrid system for large vehicles that will maintain their utility.

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John Galt was a Hack! U Minn's Metal Turns Heat into Electricity

John Galt is the engineering/physics/philosophic genius of Ayn Rand’s me-generation-enabling novel, Atlas Shrugged, who was able to usher in a

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