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Stella Vie 'family sedan' wins long-distance solar car race

Stella Vie 'family sedan' wins long-distance solar car race

Earlier this month, the 30th World Solar Challenge kicked off in Darwin, Australia, with 42 competitors vying for victory. At the end of the 3,022-kilometer (1,880-mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide, one team emerged victorious in the highly contested Cruiser class. Solar Team Eindhoven, from the... read more

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Nissan Leaf Mongol Rally

Scots couple complete grueling Mongol Rally in electric car

The Mongol Rally is no small undertaking for any driver, in any type of vehicle. The 10,000-mile rally takes drivers from Europe to Siberia, via Mongolia, with no support... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Faraday Future Dragon Racing Formula E race car

Faraday Future, short on cash, to leave Formula E electric-car race series: report

Faraday Future may abandon its Formula E racing efforts to save precious funds as the electric-car startup company scales back many of its ambitious plans. The FIA Formula E... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Andretti Autosport Rallycross Beetle

Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

Rallycross has become a sensation in motorsport relatively quickly: similar to autocross, a single car races against the clock on a set course or "stage," usually in the... read more August 16, 2017 by


 
Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV race car

Green4U electric race car revealed; targets Le Mans, may spawn street-legal variant

The name Green4U is likely not well-known by many, but the company aims to change that with the introduction of an all-electric race car. The company is the latest project by... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV autocrossing, Photo: Terry Krebs

Chevy Bolt EV electric car does many things: autocrossing is one

The idea of performance and electric cars normally don't go hand in hand, unless the topic is a Tesla Model S P90 D. Outside of that one high-performance electric vehicle... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2016 Audi R18 LMP1 World Endurance Championship race car

Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Land Speed Record car, at SEMA 2016

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid sets new Land Speed Record

Who said hybrids can't be fast? Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats are the main staging ground for land-speed record attempts, attracting scores of purpose-built race cars and... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
Toyota Mirai wins 2016 e-Rally Monte Carlo

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car wins Monte Carlo e-Rally

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car can now add a motorsport victory—of sorts—to its resume of accomplishments. A Mirai sedan won the 2016 e-Rally Monte... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested... read more October 13, 2016 by


 
2016/2017 Jaguar I-Type 1 Formula E race car

Formula E electric-car races expands carmaker list, Audi, BMW, and Jaguar included

Three seasons in, the Formula E electric-car racing series is finally starting to attract major attention from large carmakers. As the season's opening race got underway in... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT race car

Tesla Model S race car for Electric GT shown; Munter to drive in series (update)

Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. While the Formula E series currently... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. But could the Big Apple soon become known for... electric... read more September 25, 2016 by


 
Electric racer Grimsel sprints to 62 mph in just 1.513 seconds

Electric racer goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds, built by students

A group of Swiss students have built an electric car that can out accelerate even the quickest supercars. The tiny electric car reached 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) from... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

Formula E Electric-Car Racing Raises The Power For Season 2

The Formula E electric-car racing series is returning for a second season, and its FIA overseers are making some tweaks to the rules in the hopes of making the racing more... read more October 2, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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