Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Formula E Putrajaya ePrix postponed by 5 weeks

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have announced that the date of the 2014 Formula E Putrajaya ePrix (Round 2) is to change from October 18 2014 to November 22 2014. The decision, which has been confirmed by the FIA and the local motorsport federation, comes at the request of the office of the […]The post Formula E Putrajaya ePrix postponed by 5 weeks appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A guide to Formula Student Germany: disciplines, schedule and teams

One of the toughest automotive student competitions is taking place at the Hockenheim circuit. 40 teams from eight countries are competing in the Formula Student Germany electric division (FSE). Like the British Formula Student competition, teams have developed a race-car prototype which should offer good driving characteristics, fictively being offered for a reasonable price and […]The post A guide to Formula Student Germany: disciplines, ...

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Video: what the Formula E Punta del Este race track would look like

The Formula E Punta del Este ePrix is round three of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship and takes place at December 13 2014. Located near the beach and a harbour, the inaugural event in Uruguay might be one of the venues that leaves a great impression behind. But what would the track look like? […]The post Video: what the Formula E Punta del Este race track would look like appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Jim Shook: Designing the LS-218

On July 20th, Lightning Motorcycles showcased the LS-218 at Hillsborough Concours. Jim Shook, one of the designers of the Lightning LS-218, discusses the challenges - and the highlights - of...

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LS-218 Features and Design at the Hillsborough Concours

On July 20th, Lightning Motorcycles showcased the LS-218 at Hillsborough Concours. Jan Yanehiro, the co-host of Evening Magazine on KPIX TV- CBS, interviewed Richard Hatfield (Lightning CEO)....

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Grandson to the late Sir Jack Brabham tested Formula E

While Andretti Formula E continues to evaluate candidates for its second full-time driver in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship, the American team recently called up one of its own from its stateside outfit. Reigning Pro Mazda champion and Indy Lights rookie Matthew Brabham made his way across the pond to visit with the team […]The post Grandson to the late Sir Jack Brabham tested Formula E appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Team Icon Brammo's Shane Turpin sets new ReFuel EV lap record - Helmet Cam footage

Team Icon Brammo motorcycle racer Shane Turpin takes the all-electric Empulse RR out on track at Laguna Seca in the ReFuel Time Trial and shatters the previous record for electric vehicles...

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Admission to Formula E Long Beach ePrix will be free

Admission to the Long Beach ePrix grandstands will be free, the organisers of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship announced. The racing series will receive operational support from the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach which owns and operates the annual IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The organisers are targeting school and university […]The post Admission to Formula E Long Beach ePrix will be free appeared first on Elec ...

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First Formula E race day repetition went pretty well

The FIA Formula E Championship isn’t an ordinary new racing series. For the first time, an all-electric category will race on ten city circuits worldwide. The combination of racing with brand new technology on temporary tracks is a recipe for headaches. Will technology withstand for the full race day? And are the tracks well designed, […]The post First Formula E race day repetition went pretty well appeared first on ElectricAutosport. ...

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Insight: Behind the wheel with Daniel Abt

Presenter Nicki Shields visits Daniel Abt in Kempten, Germany as he reveals the mindset of a racing driver. www.fiaformulae.com.

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Video: how the Formula E Buenos Aires race track would look like

The FIA Formula E Championship revealed the venue for the Buenos Aires ePrix recently. The Argentine capital city hosts round four of the all-electric championship on January 10, 2015. Streets in the modern Puerto Madero district are included in the 2.44km anti-clockwise temporary and purpose built race track. Fans are wondering how a street circuit […]The post Video: how the Formula E Buenos Aires race track would look like appeared first ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Formula E Beijing ePrix tickets available for preregistering

Tickets for the inaugural race of the fully-electric FIA Formula E Championship are now available for preregister. The event will be held around the Bird’s Next Olympic Stadium in Beijing in September. For now, Cantonese speakers are able to secure tickets. An English-language version of the website is due to launch shortly. There are two […]The post Formula E Beijing ePrix tickets available for preregistering appeared first on Electr ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nelson Piquet jr. to test Formula E

Over 40 drivers have shown interest in the FIA Formula E Championship earlier this year. Some of them are actually racing, most have never seen the all-electric race car. Nelson Piquet jr. was one of drivers pledging his support. Although he never belonged to a dedicated ‘Formula E Drivers’ Club’, he was targeting to test […]The post Nelson Piquet jr. to test Formula E appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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New EV speed record set by Australian solar car team

Australian university students have broken a 26-year-old world speed record, established with their Sunswift solar car as the fastest electric vehicle travelling over a distance of 500 kilometres on a single battery charge. The world record was broken by the team of University of New South Wales at a racetrack in Geelong, Victoria. The car […]The post New EV speed record set by Australian solar car team appeared first on ElectricAutosport.c ...

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TESLARATI "48" Tesla, 2nd place EV TT finish at Laguna Seca 07-20-2014

TESLARATI 48 Tesla at Laguna Seca on 7/19 and 7/20/2014. In Green group with Speed Ventures and Tesla Motors Club (TMC) REFUEL event participating in Electric Vehicle TT (Time Trial) competition. Finished 2nd in the Production GT group with the fastest lap time of 1:53.See full article on the TESLARATI web site:http://www.teslarati.com/video-teslarati-48-tesla-finishes-2nd-laguna-seca-ev-race-competition/

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

J?r?me d?Ambrosio to race for Dragon Racing Formula E

Dragon Racing, the Los Angeles-based professional motorsports team owned by media and publishing entrepreneur Jay Penske, has announced the signing of J?r?me d’Ambrosio to compete in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. The 28-year-old Belgian began go-karting aged eight before quickly rising through the single-seater ranks on his way to his Formula 1 debut […]The post J?r?me d’Ambrosio to race for Dragon Racing Form ...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Karun Chandhok on Formula E: ?Setup and overtaking will be challenging?

Karun Chandhok enjoys the outlook to compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship. Thus far, the 30-year-old Indian racer tested the battery-electric car and has created a solid team around him. Driving alongside his teammate and good friend Bruno Senna for (electric) car manufacturer Mahindra, Chandhok is keen to explore the opportunities that the […]The post Karun Chandhok on Formula E: ‘Setup and overtaking will be challengi ...

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Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix track layout revealed

The circuit layout and location for the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix, host for round four of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship, has been revealed. Taking place on January 10 2015, the 2.44km anti-clockwise track lies in the modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. It has […]The post Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix track layout revealed appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

ABT: A Brief History

Go behind the scenes for a tour of the ABT Sportsline facilities in Kempten, Germany. Take a look at the motorsport tradition instilled inside the Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team. www.fiaformulae.com.

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Video: a new sustainable global 80 Day Race

A new sustainable global race will start in April 2016. Teams will travel between eight cities to complete 40,000 kilometres within 80 days. It is based on Jules Verne’s novel from 1873 where Phileas Fogg betted that he could travel around the globe within this amount of time. The world of mobility was transforming in […]The post Video: a new sustainable global 80 Day Race appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

How the Dutch won Formula Student UK +results

An electric car from the Netherlands has stormed to victory at Formula Student 2014, one of the world?s largest student motorsport events. 106 teams from 38 countries battled it out in front of various international engineering firms. After almost 12 months of planning, designing and building, about 3,000 of the world?s best young engineers descended […]The post How the Dutch won Formula Student UK +results appeared first on ElectricAutospo ...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

DIAN Racing aims for top spot in Formula Student China

Tongji University has set its target to become the best Chinese participant in the Formula Student China edition, which will take place in October. The Shanghai based students of DIAN Racing launched their DRe14 electric car recently and will now get prepared for one of the most challenging student automotive contests in Asia. The Chinese […]The post DIAN Racing aims for top spot in Formula Student China appeared first on ElectricAutosport. ...

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bird tells why the Virgin Formula E cars are named after women

The Virgin Racing Formula E team unveiled one of the most attractive liveries during pre-season testing at Donington Park. Next to the series’ partners and brand name Virgin, a special sticker was put on the car. A flying female driver with, for each car, a different name attached. Meet Holly and Bellie. “Holly, that’s Sir […]The post Bird tells why the Virgin Formula E cars are named after women appeared first on Electric ...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Onboard video: Greg Tracy racing uphill at Pikes Peak

Remember Greg Tracy racing to the clouds in record time? The American driver completed the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 9:08.188 seconds with his electric Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III. His assault on breaking records was so successful that the overall win was within reach. Here is some great onboard footage of Tracy racing uphill.The post Onboard video: Greg Tracy racing uphill at Pikes Peak appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Formula E - Second official pre-season test

Check out the video from official Formula E pre-season testing at Donington Park. www.fiaformulae.com.

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Formula E - First official pre-season test

Watch footage from official Formula E pre-season testing at Donington Park. www.fiaformulae.com.

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Nick Heidfeld explains Formula E test duties

The German former Formula 1 star Nick Heidfeld forms together with endurance racing specialist St?phane Sarrazin an experienced duo at Venturi’s Formula E team. The first official pre-season test days have been completed with great satisfaction. The fully-electric race cars have been extensively tested at Donington Park circuit. From much noise to a typical futuristic […]The post Nick Heidfeld explains Formula E test duties appeared f ...

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Buemi sets Formula E lap record at Donington Park

Sebastien Buemi has set the best time yet recorded with a Formula E car at Donington Park circuit on the fourth day of pre-season testing. The driver of e.dams-Renault was two tenths of a second quicker than Audi-Sport ABT rival Lucas di Grassi who was yet again near the top spot. Jerome d’Ambrosio (China Racing), […]The post Buemi sets Formula E lap record at Donington Park appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ride onboard with Virgin Racing

Get a closer look of the Formula E car in action with a selection of onboard shots round a lap of Donington Park. www.fiaformulae.com.

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Buemi fastest on third Formula E test day

The third pre-season test day of the FIA Formula E Championship at Donington Park was concluded by Sebastien Buemi setting the best time in the e.dams-Renault outfit. The Swiss driver completed a 1:31.910s, which narrowly beat the previous best time from last week by 0.063 seconds set by Audi Sport ABT?s Lucas di Grassi on […]The post Buemi fastest on third Formula E test day appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Formula E Team China Racing to develop powertrain and talent programme

Formula E Team China Racing and Tongji University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mutually develop engineering talent and cutting edge electric powertrains. The ceremony took place recently and was signed by Steven Lu, CEO of Team China Racing (TCR) and Professor Zhang Tong, Director of the Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center of Tongji […]The post Formula E Team China Racing to develop powertrain and talent programme app ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A guide to Formula Student UK: facts, point scoring and schedule

At the home of British motorsport, nearly 3,000 students from 38 countries will race single seat racing cars built from scratch at Formula Student 2014, taking place at Silverstone on July 9-13. After almost 12 months of planning, designing and building, the world?s best young engineers will descend to battle it out and see who […]The post A guide to Formula Student UK: facts, point scoring and schedule appeared first on ElectricAutosport.c ...

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Jerome d?Ambrosio keen to race Formula E

With only a few Formula E seats vacant, it seems that drivers are fighting for place in world’s first global electric racing championship. J?r?me d’Ambrosio is one of those talented racers who is keen to race and tested the China Racing Formula E car during recent test days at Donington Park in the United Kingdom. […]The post Jerome d’Ambrosio keen to race Formula E appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Formula E Global Launch

Formula E hosts its Global Launch party at the Roundhouse in Camden, North London attended by a host of top drivers from the motorsport world. www.fiaformulae.com.

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Formula E to help raise funds for environmental projects

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have announced a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects. The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, is dedicated to the […]The post Formula E to help raise funds for environmental projects appeared first on ElectricAutosport.co ...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Rimac Concept_One electric supercar features in Formula E

Rimac Automobili now reaches a global audience by supplying one of its exclusive all-electric Concept_One supercars to the FIA Formula E Championship. It will be used by the championship’s Race Director during all city centre race events. This eye-catcher will be seen during track inspections and passenger laps. Based in Croatia, near Zagreb, the electric […]The post Rimac Concept_One electric supercar features in Formula E appeared f ...

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5 reasons to attend the next Formula E test days

The FIA Formula E Championship completed its first two official pre-season test days at Donington Park circuit in the United Kingdom last week. All ten teams were able to test two fully-electric single-seaters each, demonstrating that the Spark_Renault SRT_01E is a reliable car to discover by completing hundreds of laps. Missed it? Formula E testing […]The post 5 reasons to attend the next Formula E test days appeared first on ElectricAutos ...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Formula E test day 2: round-up, video compilation and results

The second official pre-season test day of the FIA Formula E Championship has been completed with great satisfaction in the garages of most teams. After several drivers were suffering technical problems during the first day, on Friday most completed enough laps to get a good feeling of what the Spark-Renault SRT_01E is capable of. The […]The post Formula E test day 2: round-up, video compilation and results appeared first on ElectricAutospo ...

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Which Formula E team has the best livery?

During the first official pre-season Formula E test days, most teams deployed their electric racers in a new livery. Which team livery do you like the most? ElectricAutosport.com shot a video pit lane tour at Donington Park for you. Discuss! Mirror, mirror on the wall: which #FormulaE team has the best livery of them all? […]The post Which Formula E team has the best livery? appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Formula E test day 1: multimedia round-up and results

Besides the shakedown of the first ten cars and promotional runs, the FIA Formula E Championship reached another milestone by running the first official pre-season test day at the British Donington Park circuit, without much troubles. All the teams were able to put the cars on track, even Dragon Racing and TrulliGP. Both teams were, […]The post Formula E test day 1: multimedia round-up and results appeared first on ElectricAutosport.com ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Antonio Felix da Costa to race for Amlin Aguri Formula E

Amlin Aguri Formula E Team has announced that Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa joins the team during its inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship season. Felix da Costa will participate in Thursday?s first public test for Amlin Aguri before linking up on Friday with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team where he […]The post Antonio Felix da Costa to race for Amlin Aguri Formula E appeared first on ElectricAutosport.co ...

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Dragon Racing announces Mike Conway for Formula E campaign

Dragon Racing, the Los Angeles-based motorsports team, owned by media and publishing entrepreneur Jay Penske, announced Mike Conway as a driver in the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Mike Conway is an experienced street racer and multi-race winner in the IndyCar Series, and in 2014 is also driving with TOYOTA for their LMP1 WEC […]The post Dragon Racing announces Mike Conway for Formula E campaign appeared first on Electr ...

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Scott Speed and Gil de Ferran to test for Andretti Formula E

Andretti Formula E will see two familiar drivers in their fully-electric race cars for the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship test on July 3-4 at UK’s Donington Park. Former Formula 1 and full time Andretti Rallycross driver Scott Speed and two-time IndyCar champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran will both have the opportunity […]The post Scott Speed and Gil de Ferran to test for Andretti Formula E appeared first on Electr ...

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