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World's Fastest Taxi Driver Tackles The 'Ring In Electric Car

World's Fastest Taxi Driver Tackles The 'Ring In Electric Car

We've all experienced taxi drivers who think they're race car drivers, but Sabine Schmitz actually is. German racer and TV personality Sabine only recently hung up her 'Ring Taxi' driving gloves, a job that involved taking paying customers for the ride of their lives around the infamous... read more

August 27, 2012 by  - 4
 
Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer celebrate their second straight Le Mans win - Anne Proffit photo

Audi's Hybrid Race Car Wins Famous Le Mans 24-Hour Endurance Race

Audi has taken an historic first victory for a hybrid vehicle at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, held at Circuit de la Sarthe in northern France. On the 80th running of the famous... read more June 19, 2012 by  1


 
Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.

Want To Go Racing In Your Electric Car? Refuel 2012 Set For July 1

It’s all very well reading about the electric exploits of hill-climbing all-electric race cars and the 0-60 times of purpose-built electric drag cars, but sometimes... read more June 15, 2012 by 


 
TMG EV P0002

Toyota Enters Electric Car Into Pikes Peak Hill Climb

This year’s annual Pikes Peak hill climb is shaping up to be something pretty spectacular for electric vehicle fans. After last year’s race, which saw the... read more June 8, 2012 by  11


 
Mazda SKYACTIV technologies

Mazda Goes Racing With Its New SkyActiv-D Efficient Diesel

Mazda is no stranger to motorsport, with its MX-5 sports car one of the most-raced production cars in the world at grassroots level, and its high-profile victory in the 1991... read more June 4, 2012 by 


 
Driving hybrids and electrics in Gran Turismo 5

Tree-Hugger? Nah, This Nissan Leaf Owner Hugs Corners, Beats Gas Cars

There are some who might say the Nissan Leaf is a bit of a car for wimps. A hippy car. Or even a car for those who don't really think we should be driving cars at all. Tell... read more June 4, 2012 by  9


 
2012 Toyota TS030 Le Mans Prototype

Hybrid Toyota TS030 Makes Successful Le Mans Test Debut

Resplendent in its new 'hybrid-blue' color scheme, Toyota's hybrid entry into this year's Le Mans 24 Hours has made a successful debut in testing. Toyota tested a pair of its... read more June 4, 2012 by 


 
EV West's electric BMW M3

EV West Enters Electric BMW M3 In Pikes Peak Hillclimb

It isn't just big manufacturers like Nissan and Mitsubishi that enter the famous Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado--plenty of individuals and independent teams take part each... read more May 16, 2012 by 


 
Lawless Electric Rocket bike. Image: Orange County Choppers

Electric Motorcycle Breaks 7-Second, 200 MPH Quarter Mile

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, Larry "Spiderman" McBride set the first 200 mph quarter-mile run on an electric motorcycle. Crossing the line in 6.94 seconds... read more May 7, 2012 by  3


 
Formulec EF01 electric race car

Relax: Electric Cars, Hybrids Won't Ruin Auto Racing

With the F1, NASCAR and IndyCar seasons in full swing, the Le Mans 24 Hour race just around the corner and grassroots series taking place all over the globe, the warmer... read more May 4, 2012 by 


 
2012 Mitsubishi i

2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car To Climb Pikes Peak, In Stock & Race Versions

The hills are alive with the sound of... well, very little, if this year's Pikes Peak hill climb will be anything to go by. Electric cars are no stranger to the hill, with... read more April 16, 2012 by  1


 
Team APEV Monster Sports electric Pikes Peak race car preview

Monster Tajima Goes All-Electric For 2012 Pikes Peak Run

If you've not heard of Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima then you probably don't follow the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event, held each year at Pikes Peak in Colorado. Fans... read more March 29, 2012 by  1


 
The All Electric Drift Car (AEDC) concept.

Contest Promotes Soon-To-Be-Born Sport Of Electric Drifting

This much is clear: as long as there are cars, there will be people who want to race them. While the bulk of today’s racing takes place in fossil-fuel-powered... read more March 27, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Audi R18 ultra and e-tron quattro LMP1 race car

Audi Announces 2012 R18 Hybrid e-tron Quattro, Heads To Le Mans

Over the past few years, Audi has become increasingly interested in developing a range of all-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars under its e-tron brand name. Earlier... read more March 1, 2012 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Nissan Leaf Enters Autocross, Gives Electrifying Performance

In the fourteen months since Nissan launched the all-electric Leaf, we’ve seen owners do just about everything with their green ride, from dressing them up for... read more February 21, 2012 by  3


 
Stuntbusters electric vs. gasoline drag race

Stuntbusters: Which Is Quicker, Gasoline Or Electric?

People are competitive. Put two of them together, and they'll want to out-do each other at something. That's why racing has been a part of human culture for so long - whether... read more February 17, 2012 by  4


 
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