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FIA World Rallycross to switch to electric powertrains from 2020

 The FIA World Rallycross Championship is set to become electric from the 2020 season, according to a report from Autosport.A source told the magazine that the Supercar category will switch to electric in 2020 after plans for the change were first announced last August. The understanding currently is that the new breed of cars will be […]

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Formula E quickly becoming what Formula 1 used to be – Mitch Evans

Formula E has long been touted as the future of motor racing and while it’s taken a while to gain traction, that prediction might not be far away. Formula E is set to unveil their next-generation car at the beginning of March, an upgrade on the current model that is hoped to see the category […]

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Toto Wolff: Formula E has grown ‘against all odds’

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has praised the Formula E championship for its growth “against all odds” as fans and manufacturers flock to the all-electric single seater series. Now in its fourth season, Formula E has grown considerably since its inaugural race in 2014, attracting automotive giants such as Renault, Citroen, Audi, BMW and Nissan to the […]

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PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING READY TO ELECTRIFY SANTIAGO

 Panasonic Jaguar Racing will mark a new chapter in ABB FIA Formula E history when Chile hosts the all-electric street racing series for the first time in Santiago on 3 February. The technical, 2.46km-long track will wind its way through Santiago’s vibrant city centre. Starting on the Avenue Santa Maria, drivers will cross the Mapocho […]

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This is the second-generation Formula E car

Formula E has released the first digital images of the next generation car for season five showcasing the futuristic new-look. Making its competitive debut for the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the fully-electric Gen2 car will be used for the next three seasons. The car visibly represents a new era for Formula E and […]

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Pininfarina and Tech Mahindra partner Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

Mahindra Racing, the only Indian team to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Pininfarina and Tech Mahindra. This agreement gives Mahindra Racing access to Pininfarina’s globally renowned design expertise and Tech Mahindra’s digital technology prowess. Pininfarina, will also become a sponsor of the Mahindra […]

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Rosenqvist wins in Marrakesh and grabs championship lead

Felix Rosenqvist has won the Marrakesh ePrix by beating Renault e.dam’s Sébastien Buemi with four laps to go. By winning his second race in a row, the Mahindra driver took the championship lead. Sam Bird finished in third. Buemi defended his pole position at the start and was able to create a gap along with […]

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Formula E team up with ABB

Ahead of the Marrakech ePrix. Formula E has teamed up with ABB as a title sponsor for the series.The championship will also be given a new name the ABB Formula E Championship which is the first time an FIA sanctioned event will have a title sponsor. It is a seven-year partnership that runs until 2025 but […]

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Rebecca joins the Electric GT Drivers’ Club

Ahead of the inaugaural 2018 season of the Electric GT Championship, Rebecca has been chosen to join the Drivers’ Club. Rebecca tested the all-electric Tesla Model S EGT development car last month at Pau E-Circuit during Electric GT’s inaugural Day of Light; a day of celebration of all-electric innovation and showcase of the EGT headquarters, […]

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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 […]