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Electric NASCAR? Not Yet, Just Dozens Of Teslas On Track

Electric NASCAR? Not Yet, Just Dozens Of Teslas On Track

Ask the average NASCAR fan whether they think the sport should go electric, and the response probably wouldn't be repeatable in polite company. Fans of electric cars already know they can be fast and with success at events like Pikes Peak, they can win against gasoline vehicles too. But NASCAR is... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Performance: Fastest Electric Car (Video)

The Tesla Model S Performance looks great on paper. Not only does the 85 kWh Model S have an impressive 265-mile EPA-rated range, but it'll do the benchmark 0-60 mph sprint... read more February 4, 2013 by  15


 
Formula Ford 1.0 EcoBoost tackles the Nürburgring (Photo: Ford of Europe)

Fast, Frugal, Fun: Ford 1.0 EcoBoost Laps Nurburgring In Race Car

If a race car powered by a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine sounds like a cure for insomnia to you, then think again. When the tiny engine in question is Ford's high-tech... read more September 4, 2012 by  0


 
Areion 3-D printed race car (Image: Materialise)

Want A Racy New Electric Car? Why Not Print One? (Video)

3-D printing is perhaps one of the most exciting new technological developments of recent years. It could completely revolutionize the way products are made, allowing them to... read more August 31, 2012 by  1


 
Formulec EF01 electric race car

Formula E Electric Racing: Inaugural Season Set For 2014

Just over a year ago, we told you about a call for entrants to formally apply to take part in a potential all-electric race car series called Formula E. Yesterday, the... read more August 28, 2012 by  7


 
Exagon_Furtive

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... read more August 27, 2012 by  4


 
Toyota Motorsports EV P002 Pikes Peak electric hill climb car

Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Toyota, Mitsubishi Place Electric Cars In Top 10

Over the weekend, the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb took place, pushing cars and drivers to the limit on the 12.42-mile course. For years, the event has been... read more August 13, 2012 by  2


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution crashes during Pikes Peak practice

Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Cars At Pikes Peak Hill Climb

If racing improves the breed, then the next generation of Mitsubishi's electric cars could be a significant step up from the humble Mitsubishi 'i' sold today. The 'i' itself... read more August 10, 2012 by  4


 
Baja 2000 running

Baja 1000 Goes Electric With New Solar-Powered Category

The Sun Cup Challenge sounds like something you might find in a Mario Kart video game, next to the Mushroom Cup and Star Cup, but the reality is much more significant. This... read more August 2, 2012 by  6


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 

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