McLaren to provide powertrains for Formula E

McLaren to provide powertrains for Formula E

Formula E received a huge boost in credibility today following the announcement that McLaren is to join a new consortium devoted to building electric race cars for the series. The new company, Spark Racing Technology, is headed up by GP2 stalwart Frédéric Vasseur and aims to ‘design the most efficient electric cars possible, in regard [&hellip

SRI’s EV1 Baja buggy

What better way to harness the torque of an electric drive train than to put one in an off-road Baja buggy? That’s exactly what the guys at the Strategic Recovery Institute (SRI) have attempted, and the result will cause the V8 brigade some consternation. Powered by two Netgain Warp 9 DC motors and a pair of [&hellip

Drayson Racing Technologies launches Formula E design competition

Drayson Racing Technologies launches Formula E design competition

On the face of it, the new competition announced by Drayson Racing Technology (DRT) yesterday sounds like a dream ticket. Asking MA students from London’s Royal College of Art to style a new concept for DRT’s Formula E entry next year should certainly produce some racy-looking cars, but let’s hope they learn from mistakes of [&hellip

The WAVE is rolling

The WAVE is rolling

This is more like it. After an arduous journey from Kassel in North Germany to the WAVE 2012 start line in Genoa, Italy, I am finally on the road with a purpose. I have now met up with my co-pilot Ralf-Martin Tauer from German motoring site motor-talk.de and after a bollocking from the Tour Director [&hellip

EMSN joins the WAVE

EMSN joins the WAVE

The world’s longest electric car rally begins in just 4 days, and eMotorsportNewsis privileged to be joining the event as an official media outlet. Thanks to German E-Cars, I will be taking part along with 19 other intrepid EV’ers, travelling from the start line in Genoa, Italy for 2600km across Europe; this is a gruelling [&hellip


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EMSN joins the WAVE

EMSN joins the WAVE

Tweet The world’s longest electric car rally begins in just 4 days, and eMotorsportNewsis privileged to be joining the event as an official media outlet. Thanks to German E-Cars, I will be taking part along with 19 other intrepid EV’ers, travelling from the start line in Genoa, Italy for 2600km across Europe; this is a [&hellip

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Drayson Racing sets record at Goodwood FoS

Drayson Racing sets record at Goodwood FoS

Tweet Lord Drayson set a few tongues wagging at Goodwood Festival of Speed this year as he drove the Lola-Drayson B12/69 EV in its first ever public test. And it wasn’t just a leisurely pootle as many expected – it was a full blooded, record setting lap that placed the car eleventh overall, taking the honour [&hellip

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SRI’s EV1 Baja buggy

SRI’s EV1 Baja buggy

Tweet What better way to harness the torque of an electric drive train than to put one in an off-road Baja buggy? That’s exactly what the guys at the Strategic Recovery Institute (SRI) have attempted, and the result will cause the V8 brigade some consternation. Powered by two Netgain Warp 9 DC motors and a pair [&hellip

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Electric drift car design winner announced

Electric drift car design winner announced

Tweet Congratulations are in order for Mexican designer Ivan Vela who has scooped a $5000 prize for his interpretation of Quimera’s All Electric Drift Car (AEDC). Vela was the winner of a competition that invited amateur graphic artists to design new livery for the AEDC, the world’s first professional electric drift car, and he will [&hellip

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McLaren to provide powertrains for Formula E

McLaren to provide powertrains for Formula E

Formula E received a huge boost in credibility today following the announcement that McLaren is to join a new consortium devoted to building electric race cars for the series. The new company, Spark Racing Technology, is headed up by GP2 stalwart Frédéric Vasseur and aims to ‘design the most efficient electric cars possible, in regard [&hellip

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SRI’s EV1 Baja buggy

SRI’s EV1 Baja buggy

What better way to harness the torque of an electric drive train than to put one in an off-road Baja buggy? That’s exactly what the guys at the Strategic Recovery Institute (SRI) have attempted, and the result will cause the V8 brigade some consternation. Powered by two Netgain Warp 9 DC motors and a pair of [&hellip

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Drayson Racing Technologies launches Formula E design competition

Drayson Racing Technologies launches Formula E design competition

On the face of it, the new competition announced by Drayson Racing Technology (DRT) yesterday sounds like a dream ticket. Asking MA students from London’s Royal College of Art to style a new concept for DRT’s Formula E entry next year should certainly produce some racy-looking cars, but let’s hope they learn from mistakes of [&hellip

read more

The WAVE is rolling

The WAVE is rolling

This is more like it. After an arduous journey from Kassel in North Germany to the WAVE 2012 start line in Genoa, Italy, I am finally on the road with a purpose. I have now met up with my co-pilot Ralf-Martin Tauer from German motoring site motor-talk.de and after a bollocking from the Tour Director [&hellip

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McLaren to join Formula E?

McLaren to join Formula E?

They have always been at the forefront of racing technology and now it seems McLaren are interested in a piece of the electric racing pie. In a Reuters press release Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh signalled a pretty clear intent to contribute to the Formula E series beginning in 2014,with the strong possibility they will enter [&hellip

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EMSN joins the WAVE

EMSN joins the WAVE

The world’s longest electric car rally begins in just 4 days, and eMotorsportNewsis privileged to be joining the event as an official media outlet. Thanks to German E-Cars, I will be taking part along with 19 other intrepid EV’ers, travelling from the start line in Genoa, Italy for 2600km across Europe; this is a gruelling [&hellip

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Toyota Motorsport set Pikes Peak electric record

Toyota Motorsport set Pikes Peak electric record

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) made history once again by setting a new electric record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. TMG’s rally driver Fumio Nutahara set a time of 10 minutes 15.380 seconds, less than 30 seconds behind outright winner Rhys Millen and over two minutes faster than the previous electric record [&hellip

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