Racing

 
Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

Rallycross has become a sensation in motorsport relatively quickly: similar to autocross, a single car races against the clock on a set course or "stage," usually in the dirt, mud, or gravel—anything other than a paved track, in other words. Drivers with the best time are deemed the winner... read more

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2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E race car

Why all electric-car owners should follow Formula E racing

In North America and Europe, the old saying—"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"—probably no longer applies. That is, winning races over the weekend probably does... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
New York City ePrix FIA Formula E electric-car race, Red Hook, Brooklyn, July 2017

11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
2016 Audi R18 LMP1 World Endurance Championship race car

Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Toyota Mirai wins 2016 e-Rally Monte Carlo

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car wins Monte Carlo e-Rally

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car can now add a motorsport victory—of sorts—to its resume of accomplishments. A Mirai sedan won the 2016 e-Rally Monte... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

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... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Jaguar I-Type 1 Formula E race car

Formula E electric-car races expands carmaker list, Audi, BMW, and Jaguar included

Three seasons in, the Formula E electric-car racing series is finally starting to attract major attention from large carmakers. As the season's opening race got underway in... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car

Tesla Model S race car for Electric GT shown; Munter to drive in series (update)

Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. While the Formula E series currently... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

Among the many reasons that carmakers get involved in racing is the value of motorsports as a promotional tool. It's considered a good way to burnish a brand's image, even if... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. But could the Big Apple soon become known for... electric... read more September 25, 2016 by


 
SEMA 2015

Car modifiers find EPA emission rules a useful whipping boy, politically

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks aren't used for racing very often. But that hasn't stopped an aftermarket-industry group from using recently-passed emissions standards for... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
University of Michigan solar car "Aurum" wins 2016 American Solar Challenge

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... read more August 21, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf 48-kWh prototype built by employees

Nissan Leaf 48-kWh prototype built to compete in Spanish race series (video)

Lots of attention is focused on the second-generation Nissan Leaf, which should arrive soon to replace the aging, first-generation model. The new Leaf is expected to have... read more July 24, 2016 by


 
Atieva electric van "Edna" drag races Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van...what happens?

It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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