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

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 directly by the sun really do exist--at least a handful of them. Every two years, teams from around the world converge on... read more

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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 

Aston Martin Vantage GTE at Bahrain

Could Solar Energy Cool Aston Martin Racing Drivers In Future?

This past weekend, race teams competed in the 82nd running of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the oldest--and toughest--events in motorsports. For... read more June 16, 2014 by 

'ToyoHog' Harley-Davidson-powered Toyota Prius on eBay

Always Wanted A Harley-Davidson-Powered Prius? You're In Luck!

It's fair to say most Toyota Prius owners are probably quite happy with their cars. Sure, they aren't the quickest vehicles on the road, and plug-in cars use even less gas... read more April 4, 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 

Renault SRT_01E Formula E car hits Las Vegas

Formula E Electric Racing Takes To Las Vegas For Demo Run

If publicity is one of electric cars' best assets, then the inaugural Formula E electric racing series has importance far beyond the frivolities of motor sport. From... read more January 8, 2014 by 


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