Is the Future of EV Racing…Slot Cars?

Before electric vehicles can ever truly go “mainstream,” automakers have got to figure out how to race them in an exciting fashion. The problem is that even the heaviest, most expensive batteries can only provide power for a few minutes of racing. But a clever idea that looks to classic slot cars for influence may give EV race cars a competitive edge.

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Pininfarina CEO Says Electric Car Still on Track for 2011 Debut

[social_buttons] Legendary Italian carmaker, Pininfarina, may yet have some surprises up its sleeves. Even with recent financial difficulties, Pininfarina’s CEO,

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New Capacitor Could Lead to Ultra-Efficient Electric Cars

[social_buttons] A team of US and Korean scientists have announced a major breakthrough in energy storage that could pave the

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars

[social_buttons] Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed battery cells capable of charging in under a minute,

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Piezoelectric Road Produces Electricity From Traffic

[social_buttons] Engineers have created a new type of road capable of turning the vibration caused by cars into electricity. The

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Eliica Electric Car Accelerates Faster Than a Porsche 911

[social_buttons] A Japanese professor has showcased an electric car capable of reaching a blistering 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4

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Southern California Edison Demonstrates Li Ion Battery with 180,000 Mile Lifespan

[social_buttons] Battery provider Southern California Edison (SCE) has demonstrated a lithium ion battery with a lifespan of more than 180,000

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