It's formally called the Electric Production Car Series, but for the moment it may come to be known as "the Tesla Model S series" by electric-car fans and racing followers alike. After being unveiled almost two years ago, it's now officially a legitimate racing series: On Wednesday that the FIA, the governing body for world motorsports, officially sanctioned (approved) it. It's the second FIA racing series for electric cars, following the Formula E open-wheel single-seater races now entering their fourth season. DON'T MISS: Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E...
Why all electric-car owners should follow Formula E racing
In North America and Europe, the old saying—"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"—probably no longer applies. That is, winning races over the weekend probably does little if anything to boost sales of passenger cars and light trucks, certainly not the way it did in the U.S. in the 1950s and...John Voelcker
Formula E Electric-Car Racing Raises The Power For Season 2
The FIA is increasing the amount of power allowed during Formula E races, and making other changes.Stephen Edelstein
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 Federation Internatonale de l’Automobile confirmed the race series would go ahead, with the inaugural race season now...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Formula One Boss Ecclestone: "Electric F1 Could Kill People"
F1 television rights boss Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to mince his words, and now his ire has turned towards the 2014 Formula One rules that will require pitlane travel to be entirely electric. Adding to comments made about the lack of sound produced by regular electric vehicles, Mr...Antony Ingram
EV-GP? Electric Racing Series Could Lead To EV Formula 1
The fans might take some convincing on this one... President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and former Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Jean Todt has revealed plans to introduce new electric car, go-kart and single-seater racing categories across...Antony Ingram