Posts Tagged: Formula E

Mercedes-Benz to enter Formula E in season six

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/20 season. “We’re witnessing a transformation that will first change our cities, and then our roads,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “Formula E is the championship that embodies that change, and together with all our teams and manufacturers we’ll keep pushing… Read more »

Peugeot premium brand DS accelerates EV development with help from Formula E

Peugeot has announced that its premium brand, DS Automobiles, will accelerate the development of electrified cars. Starting with the new DS 7 Crossback, it plans to release a new hybrid or electric model every year. “DS is entering the electrified vehicles scene,” said DS Product and Development Director Eric Apode. “By 2025, more than a… Read more »

Formula E announces new race series for driverless electric cars

Formula E, the all-electric racing championship that is spreading awareness of electric drivetrain technology around the world, has announced another auto-racing first: a global race series for driverless electric cars, in partnership with investment company Kinetik. This mission of Roborace is to provide a competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions that are now being… Read more »

Formula E battery power increasing to 170 kW for season two

Williams Advanced Engineering, the supplier of the battery packs for the Formula E electric racing series, has announced that the maximum power output of the racers’ batteries will increase to 170 kW for season two of the Championship. The battery packs use cells from XALT Energy, and have maximum usable energy of 28 kWh. The… Read more »

Formula E releases season two calendar

The FIA Formula E Championship has wrapped up a highly successful first season, which spurred many technical advances and introduced thousands around the world to the capabilities of EVs. Now the FIA has announced the calendar for Formula E’s second season. There will be 11 races in 10 cities, with London hosting two. The first… Read more »

FIA Formula E Championship aims to change perception and push EV technology to new heights

A race towards progress: The all-electric racing series The greatest obstacle to getting more EVs on the road isn’t high upfront costs, range anxiety or a lack of infrastructure – it’s simple consumer awareness. Despite the fact that the Model S, Volt and LEAF are becoming common sights in many cities, a surprisingly high number of… Read more »

Formula E electrifies Miami

The Formula E Championship may be the world’s greatest ambassador of electromobility. Last week in Miami, over 20,000 folks got a thrilling look at what EVs can do, and none of them will ever again think of them as poky little golf carts. The Miami Formula E race was the fifth round of an inaugural… Read more »

Formula E attracting new powertrain manufacturers for second season

Formula E is expecting six to eight new manufacturers to come on board for its second season, bringing a variety of powertrains to the electric racing series. Formula E is three races into its first season, in which all the cars are using identical powertrains built by McLaren, with batteries from Williams. Season two, however,… Read more »

Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi wins first Formula E race in Beijing

The first Formula E championship race provided electrifying thrills aplenty on the streets of Beijing. Winding around the Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium, the course formed a stimulating city-center circuit, with a succession of straights, chicanes and 90° bends. The weather was perfect and the stands were packed. Starting from pole position, Nicolas Prost (e.dams Renault)… Read more »