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Baja 1000 Goes Electric With New Solar-Powered Category

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 year, the Sun Cup Challenge is a competition within the mighty Baja 1000 race, where competitors tackle a thousand miles of... read more

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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


 
Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car

Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

Many automakers claim that their exploits in the world of motorsport go towards improving their road cars. It's a tenuous connection sometimes, but Audi could lay fair claim... read more February 6, 2012 by 


 
Honda CR-Z GT300 rendering

Honda Confirms CR-Z GT300 Hybrid Race Car, To Rival Prius

Hybrids are set to go head-to-head on Japan's race tracks this year, as Honda has finally confirmed it's set to enter a CR-Z in the GT300 class of Japan's SuperGT series... read more February 6, 2012 by 


 
Toyota Prius SuperGT, GT300-spec. Image: as-web.jp

Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car Shown At Tokyo Auto Salon

"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" is a quote that succinctly explains the marketing importance of racing for carmakers. Whether it's as relevant today as it was back in the... read more January 16, 2012 by 


 
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