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Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

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 prestigious events in motorsports. But that dominance is coming to an end. DON'T MISS: How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le... read more

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2016 Electric GT Championship Tesla Model S 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


 
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


 

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