How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested under the harsh conditions of competition, can eventually be applied to production cars. Indeed, items that many of today's... read more

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Electric racer Grimsel sprints to 62 mph in just 1.513 seconds

Electric racer goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds, built by students

A group of Swiss students have built an electric car that can out accelerate even the quickest supercars. The tiny electric car reached 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) from... read more June 27, 2016 by

Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

Formula E Electric-Car Racing Raises The Power For Season 2

The Formula E electric-car racing series is returning for a second season, and its FIA overseers are making some tweaks to the rules in the hopes of making the racing more... read more October 2, 2015 by

Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car At Bonneville: Land Speed Record In One Class, Prior Title Still Stands (UPDATED)

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more August 28, 2015 by

Rhys Millen and the eO PP03 at the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Electric Cars Take Top Two Spots At Pikes Peak Hill-Climb Race

The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest major motorsport event run in the United States, after the Indianapolis 500. With its 12.4-mile course... read more July 1, 2015 by

Electric cars at Sacramento Raceway open drag-strip day, Jun 2015  [photo: Michelle Thomas]

Electric Cars At Local Dragstrip: 8 Models, One Afternoon, Results Vary

By this point, many of us have seen videos and articles showing Tesla Model S high-performance versions running against loud and smoky gasoline cars. But these have almost... read more June 23, 2015 by

Tesla Model S Drift

Tesla Model S Drifting Shows Wild Side Of Electric Cars (Video)

Numerous drag-race videos have proven that the Tesla Model S P85D can take on just any challenger in a straight line. But what about other forms of automotive hooliganism?... read more May 8, 2015 by

Toyota FCV rally car

Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan 'Featured' At Rally Course In Japan

The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan doesn't go on sale until next year, but it's already made its motorsport debut. Sort of. DON'T MISS: Will The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Target The... read more November 4, 2014 by

EV West's electric BMW M3

Will Electric Powertrains Make Racing Easier & Cheaper For New Competitors?

Depending on who you speak to, electric power is either the death-knell for motor sport or the best thing since sliced bread Racing cars, some people will tell you, need to... read more June 25, 2014 by

Isle of Man TT Zero record-breaking lap

This Electric Motorcycle Lap At TT Zero 2014 Is Insane: Video

TT Zero is a relatively new addition to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy road race meeting that takes place each June. Despite its novelty, it's also raising more than a few... read more June 6, 2014 by

Renault Zoe on the ZENN rally

Monte Carlo Rally Goes Electric, Renault Zoe Takes Victory

Whether on legs, horses or motor vehicles, mankind has always had an insatiable desire to go quicker than its neighbor. That desire hasn't stopped with the advent of electric... read more March 26, 2014 by

Buckeye Current's 2013 TT Zero entry (Image: Buckeye Current on Facebook)

Ohio State University Team Readies Electric Motorcycle For TT Zero

Electric vehicle technology is finding its way into various motorsport disciplines, but few are more exciting than the world of electric motorcycling. Not only did an... read more March 21, 2014 by

2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

Electric Honda Fit EV Goes Ice-Racing Against Old Two-Stroke Saab

Given the recent cold snap, spending a day deliberately driving around on ice might not seem that appealing. Others, such as those from the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club... read more February 6, 2014 by

Renault SRT_01E Formula E car hits Las Vegas

How Does Formula E Electric-Car Racing Work? What You Need To Know

This September, a new motorsport series launches in Beijing, China. That series is Formula E, an open-wheeled single-seater motorsport running on battery power alone. It's... read more February 1, 2014 by

Nissan’s three-cylinder engine for its ZEOD RC electrified Le Mans car

Nissan Reveals Tiny Engine For Electric ZEOD Le Mans Racer

Downsizing isn't just a concept reserved for road-going vehicles--the world of motor racing is adopting the theory too. Smaller engines, turbocharging and hybrid technology... read more January 28, 2014 by

Nissan ZEOD RC

Nissan ZEOD RC Electric Race Car Dresses For The Track (Video)

Last week, Nissan announced it had chosen a development driver for its ZEOD RC electric race car project, Spanish gamer-turned-racer, Lucas Ordóñez. This week... read more August 30, 2013 by


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