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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 […]

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World’s first electric rallycross car revealed

   An Austrian company has revealed what is believed to be the first-ever fully-electric rally and rallycross car, producing almost 550 horsepower.Owned by former Group N World Rally champion and, more recently, World Rallycross Championship competitor Manfred Stohl, research and development firm STARD has been working on its EV rally and rallycross concept for some […]

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E Formula E to be the sporting event of the COP22, Marrakesh

Formula E’s Marrakesh ePrix will be the official partner to the COP22 summit in Morocco on November 12.The twenty-second meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change takes place from November 7-18, taking over from the previous COP21 meeting in Paris last year. The discussion of global environmental […]

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One-two for Renault at 2016 e-Rallye Monte-Carlo

 Renault once again succeed at the 2016 e-Rallye Monte-Carlo, finishing with a one-two in the all-electric vehicle class with their Renault ZOE’s.Renault continued their success at the 2016 e-Rallye Monte-Carlo by taking a one-two finish. This was the French manufacturer’s third win in three years as Christophe Ponset was the lead Renault ZOE driver in […]

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Renault ZOE’s are in action at 2016 e-Rallye Monte-Carlo

Renault will be making their third appearance at the 2016 e-Rallye Monte Carlo, where they have won for the last two years in Monte-Carlo.This will be the third time that the French manufacturer has taken part in the 350 kilometre rally since the rally’s inception in 2014. The e-Rallye Monte-Carlo starts from Fontainebleau and goes […]

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Formula E News: Renault’s Buemi Wins Action-Packed Season Opener

In this handout image supplied by Formula E, Nicolas Prost (FRA), Renault e.Dams, Spark-Renault, Renault Z.E 16 during the FIA Formula E Championship Hong Kong ePrix at the Central Harbourfront Circuit on October 9, 2016 in Hong Kong, China. The third season of Formula E, the racing category of electric cars that has attracted attention […]

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Mercedes poised to join Formula E in 2018

Mercedes-Benz has dominated Formula One over the past few seasons and soon it could do the same in the burgeoning electric car racing series that is Formula E. Formula E organizers have agreed to reserve a team entry for Mercedes for the 2018/2019 season, officially the series’ fifth.   Under the agreement, Mercedes could take […]

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Venturi sets new world land speed record for an electric vehicle

Venturi established two new FIA world speed records for an electric vehicle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the United States. The team broke their own record that was set in 2010 with Roger Schroer behind the wheel of the VBB-3, a 3000 hp electric machine. An official speed of 549.43 kph was recorded and […]

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Audi intensifies Formula E commitment

Audi is going to intensify its future commitment in the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. Starting in the 2016/2017 season that opens in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase its involvement in Formula E Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. In addition, it is planned to incorporate Formula E into […]

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Volvo closes on Formula E involvement with Polestar

Volvo is moving closer to a significant involvement in the FIA Formula E Championship, Motorsport.com can reveal, via its performance arm Polestar Performance. The Swedish manufacturer, which currently races in the World Touring Car Championship, is evaluating plans to enter Formula E in some capacity in the near future. Discussions are believed to be ongoing […]

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Formula E to race with new front wing

The Formula E car will sport a new look for the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship, thanks to the introduction of a new front wing. The new two-tier wing makes the fully-electric single-seater look more aggressive and unlike any other racing car in the world. “Formula E aims to be different, and this new front wing […]

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Formula E: is the electric series here to stay?

  The second season of the FIA Formula E championship came to a bizarre conclusion at London’s Battersea Park earlier on Sunday, with Renault e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi clinching the title after a fierce battle with rival Lucas di Grassi. A collision between the two drivers just moments after lights out left them out of contention […]