Formula One

  • Bernie Ecclestone

    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 Ecclestone commented: “There’s no way that it will be electric in the pit lane... People could be killed because they won’t hear the cars coming.” The 2014 rules will bring about a downsize from the current screaming 2.4-liter V8s to a more environmentally friendly 1.6-liter V6...

  • Volvo flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)
    Flywheel KERS Boosts Gas Mileage By 20 Percent, Volvo Says

    It's interesting to see the variations among green technologies as automakers, both in production cars and motorsports, strive for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The most common means for automakers to boost gas mileage thus far have been hybrid-electric technology and turbodiesel...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept
    A Formula 1 Nissan Leaf Electric Car? Well, Not Quite: Rumor

    A little over two months ago Nissan made the announcement that its upmarket Infiniti division would become the title automotive sponsor of the championship-leading Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing. To even the least knowledgeable motorsport fan here at GreenCarReports, the benefits of the deal for...

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