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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S., a team of... read more

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Hollywood Electrics Racing motorcycle, 2014 class winner at Pikes Peak

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S electric-car racing series to launch next year

Some car fans don't connect with racing series because their purpose-built, open-wheel race cars bear no resemblance to anything they see on the street. And perhaps the same... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
Jaguar electric race car for season three of the Formula E Championship

Formula E Electric-Car Racing Series Gains Jaguar As Contender

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to enter the Formula E electric-car racing series. The British luxury manufacturer says its Jaguar brand will join the series for its... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
2015 World Solar Challenge

World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

The closest most people can get to a solar-powered car is to buy a battery-electric vehicle and charge it with electricity generated by a home solar array. But cars powered... read more November 11, 2015 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


 
Stella Lux solar car

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in Australia. Called Stella... read more July 8, 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


 
1968 Ford Mustang "Zombie 222" electric conversion

Ford Mustang Electric Drag Car Does 0 To 60 MPH Under 2 Seconds, Targets 200 MPH

The McLaren F1 supercar and Tesla Model S P85D sedan can both do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. But they're not fast, not really. Not when there's an electric car that will do 0... read more June 18, 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


 
1975 Enfield E8000 ECC "Flux Capacitor," by Flickr user Mark Skinner (Used under CC License)

Tiny 40-Year-Old Electric Car Now As Fast As Tesla Roadster

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010 with the launch of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. But there were many electric cars before that... read more April 29, 2015 by


 
Toyota Mirai serves as official pace car for 2015 Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race

2016 Toyota Mirai Is First Fuel-Cell Car To Pace A NASCAR Race Tonight

Even if you're not a fan of NASCAR, you may want to tune into the race tonight at Richmond International Raceway. Specifically, you'll want to pay attention to the pace car... read more April 25, 2015 by


 
Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

First Formula E Electric-Car Race Held Sunday In Beijing

Modern electric cars are good at many things, but generating excitement from fans of speed arguably isn't one of them. The Formula E Championship is an attempt to show that... read more September 15, 2014 by


 
Electric Miata drag race car does burnout

How Do You Beat A Tesla Model S? The Answer Is Always Miata (Video)

There is a popular internet meme that suggests Mazda's Miata is the answer to every automotive question. You want something fun? Something inexpensive to run? Reliable? Easy... read more July 8, 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


 

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