Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Drayson Racing Launches Formula E Design Competition

To be successful in professional racing means having the right talent and the right technology on hand. Drayson Racing Technologies is looking into the future of racing, and they see the all-electric Formula E series as a promising motorsport. To wit, Drayson Racing is launching an electric race car design challenge for first year design students, who will receive both a prize and the honor of seeing their design come to life as a real EV racer.

Drayson Racing currently campaigns the 200 mph B12/69EV racer, a very capable electric race car that has no real opponents. That will hopefully soon change as the Formula E season starts to take shape, with current plans set for a 2014 opening season.

While the FIA will allow Formula E competitors to opt into buying a pre-selected EV racer, they also welcome other designs. Bluebird Racing already has a design they hope to enter in Formula E, and Drayson Racing is hoping that this design challenge will provide a winning design that they can compete with. The contest is open to students at the Royal College of Art's Vehicle Design program in London.

It is a rare opportunity to first-year design students to get to have a chance to see one of their designs built, and maybe even raced. This is the kind of education we should be promoting, period. How much more motivation does one need than to see a design of your own making zipping down the racetrack at incredible speeds? I can't wait to see what these kids come up with.

Source: Drayson Racing Technologies

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Drayson Racing Launches Formula E Design Competition

To be successful in professional racing means having the right talent and the right technology on hand. Drayson Racing Technologies is looking into the future of racing, and they see the all-electric Formula E series as a promising motorsport. To wit, Drayson Racing is launching an electric race car design challenge for first year design students, who will receive both a prize and the honor of seeing their design come to life as a real EV racer.

Drayson Racing currently campaigns the 200 mph B12/69EV racer, a very capable electric race car that has no real opponents. That will hopefully soon change as the Formula E season starts to take shape, with current plans set for a 2014 opening season.

While the FIA will allow Formula E competitors to opt into buying a pre-selected EV racer, they also welcome other designs. Bluebird Racing already has a design they hope to enter in Formula E, and Drayson Racing is hoping that this design challenge will provide a winning design that they can compete with. The contest is open to students at the Royal College of Art's Vehicle Design program in London.

It is a rare opportunity to first-year design students to get to have a chance to see one of their designs built, and maybe even raced. This is the kind of education we should be promoting, period. How much more motivation does one need than to see a design of your own making zipping down the racetrack at incredible speeds? I can't wait to see what these kids come up with.

Source: Drayson Racing Technologies

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http://gas2.org/2012/10/31/drayson-racing-launches-formula-e-design-competition/

Drayson Racing Launches Formula E Design Competition

To be successful in professional racing means having the right talent and the right technology on hand. Drayson Racing Technologies is looking into the future of racing, and they see the all-electric Formula E series as a promising motorsport. To wit, Drayson Racing is launching an electric race car design challenge for first year design students, who will receive both a prize and the honor of seeing their design come to life as a real EV racer.

Drayson Racing currently campaigns the 200 mph B12/69EV racer, a very capable electric race car that has no real opponents. That will hopefully soon change as the Formula E season starts to take shape, with current plans set for a 2014 opening season.

While the FIA will allow Formula E competitors to opt into buying a pre-selected EV racer, they also welcome other designs. Bluebird Racing already has a design they hope to enter in Formula E, and Drayson Racing is hoping that this design challenge will provide a winning design that they can compete with. The contest is open to students at the Royal College of Art's Vehicle Design program in London.

It is a rare opportunity to first-year design students to get to have a chance to see one of their designs built, and maybe even raced. This is the kind of education we should be promoting, period. How much more motivation does one need than to see a design of your own making zipping down the racetrack at incredible speeds? I can't wait to see what these kids come up with.

Source: Drayson Racing Technologies

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http://feeds.importantmedia.org/~r/IM-gas2/~3/OjFOKQH1qkI/

http://gas2.org/2012/10/31/drayson-racing-launches-formula-e-design-competition/

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TTXGP WORLD FINAL 2012

Daytona International Speedway is gearing up for a historical weekend as the TTXGP WORLD FINAL 2012 is almost upon us... With all three Reginal champions racing in this years finale this race should provide a thrilling weekend for electric race fans.

http://egrandprix.com/news.php?id=318

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hollywood Electrics - Zero S Burnout - PinkyRacer checks out the awesome Zero S electric motorcycle

@pinkyracer catches up with Harlan at @HWoodElectrics in West Hollywood, Los Angeles to talk about the awesome 2012 Zero S and to see what the guys at Hollywood Electrics have been up to of late. Watch as Josh burns up some tires and Harlan talks about the AGNI powered 'vintage' electric motorcycle. Harlan and PinkyRacer also give a shout out to the TTXGP teams for the world championship at Daytona. Media brought to you by www.batrium.com and www.solarpoweraustralia.com.au Awesome music track by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkbPz6M8nbg&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

Monday, October 22, 2012

TTXGP Finals at Daytona: Day three: Richard interviews Pat Wheeler from IET technical panel.

Richard Dort aka @TTXGPfan spends some time with the IET technician discussing bikes, technology and the electric bike racing series at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Media brought to you by Solar Power Australia and Batrium Technologies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQFBE-KMLcM&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

Sunday, October 21, 2012

TTXGP World Championship at Daytona - Raceday

TTXGP world championship race at Daytona International Speedway with Eric Bostrom and Steve Atlas on the Brammo Empulse RR. Follow the team as they compete for the title of TTXGP World Champion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcD6WnCdAWE&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: brammo

TTXGP Finals at Daytona: Day three. Richard and David discuss electric motorcycle racing

V is for voltage veteran David Herron and our man Richard Dort aka @TTXGPfan discuss the electric motorcycle racing series' to date and the development of the machines over the past four year. Audio quality is poor in parts... 'cause it's a little windy and we lost the wind cover. Media brought to you by Solar Power Australia and Batrium Technologies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LBWk4zgr3g&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

TTXGP Finals at Daytona: Day three. Richard and Azhar discuss the TTXGP series

Richard Dort aka @TTXGPfan and Azhar Hussain of TTXGP fame discuss the 2012 series and beyond. Media brought to you by Solar Power Australia and Batrium Technologies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z74c663SZEE&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

Saturday, October 20, 2012

TTXGP World Championship at Daytona - Qualifying - Eboz hits 170mph!!

TTXGP qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway with Eric Bostrom and Steve Atlas on the Brammo Empulse RR. Follow the team as they compete for the title of TTXGP World Champions. Eboz turned the fastest qualifying time hitting 170mph - The Electric Motorcycle racing category is changing as fast as bike are going!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iAhRrlhycs&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: brammo

TTXGP World Final - electric motorcycle championship 2012: Day 2 interviews

The main man Richard, aka @TTXGPfan gets the low down on what was happening on day two of the TTXGP finals at Daytona International Speedway. Richard speaks with Jeremiah Johnson, Terry Hershner and David Herron about the teams, technology and racing. Take it away Richard... Media brought to you by Solar Power Australia and Batrium Technologies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbs31qwwFzo&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

TTXGP World Final - electric motorcycle championship 2012 CATAVOLT Inaugural practice lap

Jason Morris gets his first outing at Daytona International Speedway on the Enertrac powered CATAVOLT electric motorcycle. Go for it Jason! Media brought to you by Solar Power Australia and Batrium Technologies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GFgT3KvRb4&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

TTXGP World Championship at Daytona - Practice Sessions

The first two days of testing at Daytona International Speedway with Eric Bostrom and Steve Atlas on the Brammo Empulse RR. Follow the team as they compete for the title of TTXGP World Champions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXmqzzGBPM&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: brammo

TTXGP World Final - electric motorcycle championship 2012 - Day one interviews

Richard Dort aka TTXGPfan interviews the teams on day one of the TTXGP finals at Daytona International Speedway. Eric Bostrom from Brammo, Jon Eggenhuizen from Catavolt, Matthias Himmelmann from Munch, Jason Morris from Catavolt. Media brought to you by Solar Power Australia and Batrium Technologies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh75PfpTCtE&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

??eFXC | TTXGP 2012 | Electric motorcycle racing - Round 3 bloopers - DVD coming soon

It's been an exciting year for the Australian Electric Motorcycle series. All of the action has been captured and will be available soon to order on DVD. Stay tuned...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM4Pq9v6LxY&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: evmotorcycle

Monday, October 8, 2012

Jaw dropping race footage of the Empulse RR with Steve Atlas!

Having won the TTXGP eGrandPrix national championship in 2011 and 2012, there is no resting on their laurels for Team Icon Brammo who are busy testing for the upcoming TTXGP eGrandPrix World Championship in Daytona on October 21st. Ride with National Champion Steve Atlas as he takes the Brammo Empulse RR on a lap of Oregon Raceway Park...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilMQA-fgreg&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: brammo

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Empulse R with Wes Siler, Eric Bostrom & Brian Wismann - Get the Inside Scoop!

Watch motorcycle Journalist Wes Siler and our very own Team Icon Brammo racer Eric Bostrom take the Production Empulse R for an eye opening spin in the hills above Ashland OR. Get on board the Empulse R... drop a knee... feel the twisties, and hear the road. Listen in as Eric and Wes discuss the subtle yet ground breaking differences between the Empulse R EV and it's gas brethren. Listen to the pros talk about the over 100mph and over 100 mile range Empulse R!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzGaDIMlOy4&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: brammo