Posts Tagged: Electric Racing

What you need to know about the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship

When it looks like a Formula 1 car and sounds like a hovercraft from a sci-fi movie – or maybe a fighter jet from the spirit world – that’s one of the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E race cars, specially designed for the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship.  That’s right: FIA, the worldwide governing body for Formula… Read more »

Formula E plans inaugural season, courts big-name teams

Formula E, the electric open-wheel racing series, has announced the calendar for its inaugural season in 2014. There will be ten races on four continents, starting with Rome and followed by London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Bangkok and Putrajaya, Malaysia. This week, legendary IndyCar team Andretti Autosport joined Drayson Racing and… Read more »

Lightning Motorcycles makes history at Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne and Lightning Motorcycles made history at this year’s Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, as their electric motorcycle was the fastest two-wheeled vehicle to make it to the top, the first time an EV has beaten its gas-powered competitors on the 12.42-mile “Race to the Clouds.” The 500 lb, 200 hp “Flying Banana” finished in… Read more »

China Racing becomes second Formula E team

The FIA’s new Formula E electric racing series is picking up speed. China Racing has been officially proposed as the second of ten teams that will compete in the zero-emissions championship, which launches next year (UK team Drayson Racing was the first team to sign up, in January). The announcement was made this week at… Read more »

Drayson Racing is first team to sign up for 2014 Formula E Championship

Drayson Racing Technologies announced at this week’s Low Carbon Racing Conference that its team intends to race in the inaugural season of the Formula E Championship in 2014. The FIA-sanctioned event will feature cars racing on the streets of 10 of “the world’s greatest cities,” powered exclusively by renewable electric energy. Drayson plans to field… Read more »

Rio to host all-electric Formula E Championship

The Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA) has reached an agreement with the city of Rio de Janeiro to host the first Formula E Championship, featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy, in 2014. At a recent meeting the city’s Mayor declared the proposed urban track near the Gloria Marina “spectacular.” Promoting the event will be Formula E… Read more »

VIDEO: Monster Sport reveals Pikes Peak Special electric racer

  The field for the Electric Class of the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place July 3-8, gets wilder every day. A pair of Mitsubishis and a converted BMW will be fearsome competitors, but this week Team APEV (Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles) stole the spotlight as it revealed its… Read more »