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
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Tweet Audi promise their future electric e-tron models will cover long distances powered by virtually silent electric motors. Of course one of the concerns aimed at electric cars is the potential risk this lack of traditional noise may cause pedestrians, especially in urban areas. Audi have moved to address this issue on their upcoming electric
Tweet Finland’s Valmet Automotive, a leading auto industry service provider, choose the recent Geneva autoshow to debut their futuristic Dawn EV Concept. Featuring a hovercraft-like appearance and with its EV components exposed on the body, the Dawn was arguably one of the most talked about concepts at this year’s show. If the design didn’t confirm
Tweet Yesterday saw Audi debut their R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans prototype which they will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe in June aiming to become the first manufacturer to secure a hybrid victory at the 24 hour classic. Working with Audi in achieving this milestone victory will be Williams Hybrid Power (WHP),
Tweet Californian energy storage company Envia Systems have today released proof that their lithium-ion cells have broken all records for energy density in a rechargeable lithium-ion cell. Indepedent tests carried out by the Electrochemical Power Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in the US have confirmed an incredible 400Wh per kg, beating
Tweet Hot on the heels of Toyota’s hybrid TS030 reveal, there’s another mixed-propulsion racer in the wings. The Ferrari-based P4 /5 Competizione created by James Glickenhaus is set to receive an 80 horsepower electric boost in the form of a Magnetti Marelli energy recovery and deployment system. The car is powered by a 4.0 litre
Tweet It’s the most common question I’m asked when I talk to petrol-heads about electric motorsport – how can the sound of an electric motor ever compete with the visceral roar of a highly-tuned ICE? There’s no avoiding the fact that the noise of a race car is a major part of the thrill for