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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 […]

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Di Grassi: “Electric GT’s Tesla as fast as GT3”

Lucas di Grassi has tested the development version of Electric GT’s Tesla. He was impressed by its performance and is confident that the upgraded race vehicle will leave its mark. The Brazilian driver can be seen as an ambassador for electric racing. He was there at Formula E from the start to show up and test […]

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Buemi victorious in Buenos Aires and wins three in a row

After finishing first in this season’s Hong Kong and Marrakesh ePrix’, Sébastien Buemi has also won the Formula E-race in Buenos Aires. The Renault e.dams driver passed his rivals Jean-Eric Vergne and Lucas di Grassi in the early stage of the race and never looked back.                   Sebastien Buemi The first lap seemed to be […]

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DS Virgin Racing ‘bullish’ ahead of Buenos Aires ePrix

DS Virgin Racing have described themselves as feeling bullish going into the Buenos Aires ePrix this weekend, with Team Principal Alex Tai saying they are ‘fully-charged’.After an inauspicious start to the season DS Virgin bounced back in Marrakesh with a second place for Sam Bird and Jose Maria Lopez scoring his first ever point in […]

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Tesla Model S Packs 778 HP In Electric GT Racing Spec

As unlikely as it might have seemed only a few years ago for a big heavy electric luxury sedan, the Tesla Model S is one of the fastest-accelerating cars on the market. In top P100D trim with Ludicrous mode engaged, it’ll rocket from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. But this version will accelerate even quicker.Unveiled live […]

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Acciona first team to finish Dakar Rally with an electric vehicle

The team Acciona 100% EcoPowered is the first ever entry with an electric vehicle that made it to the finish of the Dakar Rally. Driver Ariel Jaton and co-driver German Rolon completed the journey in 111 hours. The team managed to overcome the extreme weather conditions over Bolivia and northern Argentina that caused several stages to be […]

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New electric rallycross series launched in North America

By: Hal Ridge, Rallycross reporter A new series for electric rallycross cars called E/RACING is set to get underway later this year in North America, it has been announced.The Speedleague-owned series will utilise electric rallycross machinery built by Austrian firm STARD.Owned by former World Rally Championship podium finisher Manfred Stohl, STARD revealed last year that […]

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5 electric racing projects to watch in 2017

By Tim Biesbrouck 2016 has been a great year for electric racing as car manufacturers are clearly shifting their activities towards sustainable racing. Can we call it a breakthrough? You can judge, but only time can tell if 2016 or 2017 will be defined as the year of the breakthrough of electric racing. Formula E […]

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FE: Series lends barriers to Berlin to aid security measures

 Following a request from the local authorities and police department in Berlin, the FIA Formula E Championship has provided concrete barriers in a bid to boost safety measures around the city following the terrorist attack in the German capital earlier this week. On Monday evening, a stolen truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market […]

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Acciona returns to Dakar Rally with electric car

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish energy firm Acciona said Monday it will compete in the Dakar Rally next month in Latin America for the third straight year with the only electric vehicle of the gruelling off-road race.”Next January in Asuncion (Paraguay) we will once again cross the starting line of the Dakar, and we will again […]

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Electric GT Championship enjoys successful test days

The Electric GT Championship, the world’s first 100% zero-emissions GT championship, enjoyed a successful three days of testing recently, with the Tesla Model S racking up an impressive 520 kilometres of running. Ninety-three laps were completed at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Circuit Paul Ricard, with the bespoke Pirelli tyres, developed for the inaugural 2017 […]

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Buemi wins again in Marrakesh with eDAMS Renault

 Sébastien Buemi is now a perfect two in his Formula E title defense, having won in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Saturday afternoon in what was the series’ first visit to Africa.The defending champion qualified second behind Felix Rosenqvist, but was demoted five spots on the grid due to a penalty for an underweight fire extinguisher. As […]

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Formula E Marrakesh ePrix This Weekend

First fully-electric single-seater racing series to host inaugural Marrakesh ePrix 20 drivers go head-to-head the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan The 2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship heads to Africa this weekend for the second round of the season, the inaugural Marrakesh ePrix (12 November), introducing all-electric racing to the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El […]

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Mahindra aiming for another podium in Marrakesh

Mahindra Racing are looking to improve on their strong performance last time out as they head to the Marrakesh ePrix.The season opener saw Nick Heidfeld grab the team’s third ever podium in the series, after fighting through from eleventh on the grid. And although Felix Rosenqvist finished outside of the top ten, he was able […]

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Jaguar Has Given Up on Buying Silverstone Circuit

Jaguar Land Rover has been making attempts at buying or leasing the home of the British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, for nearly a year now, encountering a number of roadblocks on the way. At one point, the British automaker wanted to move its company headquarters to the track. But now, it’s giving up on Silverstone […]

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First-ever electric rallycross car set for competitive debut

 The world’s first fully-electric rally and rallycross car will make its competitive debut this weekend in Austria. As revealed by Motorsport.com recently, the car built by Austrian firm STARD, owned by former WRC podium finisher Manfred Stohl, is the first of its kind in the world. Following a testing programme, it will line up against ‘conventionally’ […]

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JAGUAR READY TO LEAP ON THE MARRAKESH EXPRESS

   From sweltering Hong Kong to the labyrinthine souks of Marrakesh – Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s second race in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship will offer a striking contrast thanks to the heady flavours of Morocco, as both the all-electric Jaguar I-TYPE and the series make their first appearances on the African continent on November […]