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Porsche and Audi to talk Formula E co-operation

Volkswagen Group manufacturers Porsche and Audi will meet soon for talks on their level of co-operation when the former joins Formula E. The sister makes spent three years competing against each other in the World Endurance Championship LMP1 class before Audi quit in order to focus on Formula E. Porsche has since emulated Audi and […]

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing become first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY team

  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has been announced as the first team for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY which is due to start in December 2018.Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal, the RLL Racing team will take on competitors in the Formula E support series, based on street-legal production battery electric vehicle.   “Since the global […]

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Hong Kong proves Formula E electric motor racing is nothing to whine about

It’s the sound that is different. Whereas up until now motorsport has always featured the often ear-splitting noise of high-revving petrol engines, with this new-age motorsport formula there isn’t much noise at all. Well – there is noise. But it’s more like a circus than a cacophony – experts say the sound of one of these race […]

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Audi turns down appeal over Abt disqualification in ‘small mistake’

Audi will not appeal against Daniel Abt’s disqualification from the second race of the 2017-17 Formula E season opener in Hong Kong, denying the German his maiden win in the series due to the stewards review. Abt secured a first victory in Formula E after a late spin by Edoardo Mortara but both of his […]

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PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING READY FOR SECOND ELECTRIFYING SEASON IN FIA FORMULA E

  Panasonic Jaguar Racing are heading to Hong Kong for the start of their second season in the FIA Formula E Championship. The season opener takes place on 2 – 3 December in Asia’s first ever double-header race weekend, and will be the first-time drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. and Mitch Evans line up on the […]

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Perrinn launches electric LMP1 project, aiming Le Mans

The British constructor Perrinn has announced to develop a full-electric LMP1 racer to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one day. Company founder Nicolas Perrinn, a former Williams F1 track engineer and contributor to the design of the NIO EP9, told Autosport that it’s too soon to enter world’s most prestigious endurance race […]

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Electric GT Championship announces first team

The Electric GT Championship has announced its first participating team for the inaugural season, which will commence in 2018. SPV Racing, a Swedish-Spanish team, will field two Tesla’s Model S EGT P100D. It also eyes an entry in the new eSports championship. Spanish drivers Alvaro Fontes and Javier Martinez are named as development drivers. The […]

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Perrinn launches electric LMP1 project, aiming Le Mans

The British constructor Perrinn has announced to develop a full-electric LMP1 racer to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one day. Company founder Nicolas Perrinn, a former Williams F1 track engineer and contributor to the design of the NIO EP9, told Autosport that it’s too soon to enter world’s most prestigious endurance race […]

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Renault to up Formula One efforts after Formula E exit

Renault has confirmed it will withdraw from the FIA’s all-electric championship Formula E at the end of the forthcoming season. The French manufacturer — in partnership with junior formulae giant DAMS — has been Formula E’s leading team since the sport’s inception in 2014. Renault e.dams has claimed three teams’ championship titles in three seasons […]

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Nissan to join Formula E electric racing from 2018-19 season

Nissan will become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E racing championship starting in 2018. The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, […]

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Volkswagen wants to dominate Pikes Peak with this all-wheel-drive electric racer

Volkswagen has made a big deal about its push into electric vehicles, but we didn’t realize that push would include a gnarly all-wheel-drive race car aimed squarely at a Pikes Peak record. Until today, that is. VW has just announced its intention to return to Colorado’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb after a 30-year absence […]

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Nissan set to replace Renault in Formula E

Sebastien Buemi in a Renault e.Dams during pre-season testing in Valencia Nissan will reportedly replace its alliance partner Renault in Formula E from as early as 2018/19.According to reports in Autosport, multiple sources have confirmed that Nissan will move into the all-electric series as the alliance optimises its factory programs for both manufacturers. Mike Carcamo, […]

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New Formula E Zurich event to end Switzerland’s 60-year racing ban

 Circuit racing will return to Switzerland for the first time in more than six decades next year following the addition of a race in Zurich to the 2017/2018 Formula E schedule. Racing was banned in Switzerland following the tragic 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans, where dozens of spectators were killed after a crash on […]

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Audi heading for the motorsport future in electric power

Audi presented the Group’s first all-electric race car in Neuburg on Wednesday night. The Audi e-tron FE04 mirrors the company’s transformation from a classic automobile manufacturer to a forward-thinking mobility provider on the race track. For the first time in his career, the 33-year-old Brazilian is entering a new season in car number “1” of […]

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Renault e.dams celebrates its third consecutive title in Formula E

The representatives of the Renault e.dams team, co-owners Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot, Jérôme Stoll and Cyril Abiteboul, respectively President and Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, as well as Gilles Normand, Director of Renault Electric Vehicles and drivers Sébastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost came together to celebrate the Team’s Title won in Season 3, […]

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Formula E & Jaguar to launch support series in season five

Jaguar has today unveiled plans for a fullyelectric support series to run alongside select races in the FIA Formula E Championship from season five – titled the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY would be the first production battery electric vehicle racing series, featuring cars based on Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle – the Jaguar […]

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FORMULA 1 LAUNCHES FIRST OFFICIAL ESPORTS SERIES

Formula 1 has launched it’s first ever official eSports series based on the upcoming F1 2017 game. The Formula 1 eSports Series will run in partnership with game developers Codemasters Studios and eSports specialist Gfinity. The inaugural season will kick off in September with qualification events being held on F1 2017, which releases on August […]

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Wolff sees Formula E as ‘a serious motorsport player’

Toto Wolff believes Formula E enjoys many qualities wish have the potential to propel the growing series towards a very bright future. The all-electric racing format has received multiple seals of approval lately, with both Mercedes and Porsche announcing a move to Formula E where the two German manufacturers will join Renault, Audi, Jaguar and […]

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Existing teams call for Formula E technical stability

 Existing Formula E teams have called for the championship to maintain its strict technical development path despite the wave of new manufacturer involvement. Formula E has thus far limited development, particularly concerning aerodynamics, and the second generation of cars will run with spec batteries until the end of the seventh season (2020/21). Mercedes and Porsche […]

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World’s first: Hydrogen powered LMP3 racer competes against gasoline rivals

A hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has competed against conventional fueled cars for the first time. During the Gamma Racing Day event at TT Circuit Assen the student-built Forze VII set competitive lap times in its class and finished the race. The track-ready hydrogen fuel cell powered racer has been designed and built by Delft University […]

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Electric rallycross series becoming a reality

Momentum is building towards electric vehicles being introduced into rallycross, following the strongest indication yet that organisers of the World Rallycross Championship are planning to embrace the technology. Rallycross is acknowledged as being the perfect discipline for electric technology, with high-powered cars competing in races that last no longer than five minutes in length.Following interest […]

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Vergne takes Montreal ePrix victory, Di Grassi crowned Formula E Champion

Lucas di Grassi is the new FIA Formula E champion after taking a solid seventh place in the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix. With his title rival Sebastien Buemi endured another torrid afternoon, di Grassi was able to play the percentages, keep out of trouble and bring his ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport car home safely for the six […]

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Porsche joins Formula E, quits LMP1-programme

Porsche has officially announced to end its current LMP1 programme. Instead, the manufacturer of high-performance vehicles will enter the FIA Formula E Championship in 2019/20. Porsche joins fellow German car makers Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz that have announced a Formula E factory entry in the recent months.  Audi already stopped its LMP1-programme in the end […]

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BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship entry as an official manufacturer in Season 5

  Formula E a platform for the mobility of the future and a technological laboratory for BMW iNEXT and other future generations of BMW i models. BMW is bringing electromobility up to race speed: Initially revealed as a goal in 2016 as part of the realignment of the motorsport strategy within the BMW Group, BMW will […]

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MERCEDES STILL CONSIDERING FORMULA E ENTRY FOR SEASON FIVE

Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff has said that the German marque is still considering whether to enter a Formula E team for the 2018-19 season. Mercedes secured an option from series organisers that reserved a space for them on the grid for season five should they wish to enter. That was announced at the […]

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How Volvo’s All-Electric Move Could Help It Win the Future

It’s been an interesting year for electric vehicles. Thanks to cheap gas and a surge in popularity of crossovers and SUVs, demand has plateaued for popular models, such as the Toyota Prius and Tesla Model S, while other models, such as the Nissan Leaf, are struggling to attract any buyers at all. You would be […]

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Audi completes takeover of ABT Formula E team ahead of works entry

Audi has completed its takeover of the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team ahead of its works entry to Formula E at the start of season four in December. Audi has been working in Formula E via the ABT team since the beginning of the series in 2014, but stepped up its involvement ahead of season three […]

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Porsche Mission E gets competition from Aston Martin

Aston Martin takes on the challenge with Porsche in the electric supercar division. The British brand announced that its all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019, just like Porsche’s Mission E. Aston Martin plans a limited production of 155 cars of its first all-electric model. Williams Advanced Engineering, known for its battery supply in Formula […]

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Sébastien Buemi wins Formula E race in Berlin

Sébastien Buemi has extended his lead in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship to 32 points after picking up his 12th career win Sunday in the all-electric single-seater series. However, the Renault e.dams driver was not first across the line around the revamped Tempelhofring airfield circuit. On-the-road winner Felix Rosenqvist was given a 10-second penalty for an unsafe […]

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Buemi wins Monaco ePrix, crash between Piquet Jr and Vergne

Sébastien Buemi has won the Monaco ePrix after starting from pole position. Rival Lucas di Grassi wasn’t able to put the pressure on the Renault e.dams driver. Buemi got a clear getaway and all drivers survived the first corner, despite some light contact. Di Grassi followed in second and was in front of Nelson Piquet […]

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Kubica tests a Formula E car

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has tested a Formula E car at Donington Park on Tuesday, Motorsport.com revealed. It adds to speculation that the Pole will make a return to single-seater racing. The test took place in secrecy at the British track that has been used for official pre-season testing. Kubica drove his first laps in six […]

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Watch This Nissan Leaf Rally Car Display its Off-Road Chops

This Leaf could be the first EV to run the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally.The madmen of Scotland-based Plug In Adventures, along with RML Group, have created a monster. It’s a formidable off-roader called the Nissan Leaf AT-EV (all-terrain electric vehicle) and it will be the first EV to do battle in the Mongol Rally this summer. […]

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Di Grassi powers from last to first for Mexico win

Lucas di Grassi is the first driver to interrupt Renault e.Dams’ run of six consecutive wins – three at the end of Season 2 and the first three of the current championship. At the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver took his first win in this championship at the […]

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Marchionne: Ferrari needs to be in Formula E

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has stated that the Italian manufacturer needs to be involved in Formula E, as he believes electrification is part of the company’s future.He was asked about Ferrari’s future involvement in the all-electric series in an interview with the FIA’s in-house publication Auto.Speaking about how likely it was that the Italian marque […]

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BMW joins Formula E as battery breakthroughs usher in motorsport’s first single-car season

BMW and eight other “constructors” have been confirmed for the Formula E Championship 2018/19 and two following seasons by the all-electric race series’ governing body, the FIA. Each of the nine teams will compete under new homologation rules in the competition’s fifth season based on improved, battery technology and chassis designs that will limit each […]

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Formulino E may become the feeder series to Formula E

Formulino E has been revealed during an electric vehicle congress in Geneva on Wednesday. The converted Formula 3 racer may form a feeder series to Formula E as early as next year. The car has been developed by a consortium existing of Dallara and Belgian based technical and entertainment companies. Thierry Deflandre, the former CEO […]