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    Motorsports: FIA approves final Formula E calendar
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    As the 2013 racing season draws to a close, we get that much closer to the first season of the new FIA Formula E Championship. And now that the World Motor Sport Council has convened for the last time this year, it has confirmed the final calendar for the new electric racing series. The ...

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    Report: Renault ready to support Formula E electric racing
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    Renault is taking the "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" approach by offering some financial backing for the Formula One-style all-electric vehicle racing circuit set to debut next year. The French automaker will work on engine-integration technology for a number of the racing ...

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    Video: BYD pits its Qin Plug-in Hybrid against, well, almost everything on the drag strip
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    We don't know if episodes of "Pinks" are shown in China, but Shenzhen-based automaker BYD appears to be doing its best simulation, by pitting its Qin plug-in hybrid sedan against all comers. Two recent YouTube videos show the sedan facing off against Mustangs, Minis, Porsches and all sorts of ...

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    Video: Chris Harris drives Drayson, loses mind
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    "*%$# me, that's fast." That's pretty much the synopsis given by Chris Harris, one of the hosts of the web series Drive, as he piloted the Drayson B12/69EV Le Mans prototype. Yes, that's the same car that last month set the high-speed record for electric vehicles under 999 kilograms (2,202 ...

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    Video: Assault & Battery guilty of breaking 1/4-mile drag racing record
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    In the case of "Assault & Battery" versus the Royal Purple Raceway, we find the defendant guilty of the breaking the record for the quickest quarter-mile in a door-slamming electric vehicle. Owned and operated by one Mr. John Metric – who just happens to be the current president of the ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan, Michelin working on special eco tires for ZEOD RC
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    As Nissan neared completion of its ZEOD RC electric racer, the automaker approached Michelin with a challenge: make us some racing tires with low rolling resistance that also have a high level of grip. Nissan wanted the tires for it ZEOD RC (Zero Emission on Demand Racing Car) electric car, ...

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    Video: Bill and Eva have salt fever, set 212-MPH electric land speed record
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    Salt fever is an affliction that drives those infected to spend the better part of the year dreaming, scheming and building machines to race across the alien landscape that is the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of land-speed-record glory. Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson have a high-voltage ...

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    Report: Dutch students build insanely quick EV, goes 0-62 in 2.15 seconds [w/video]
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    Say "Netherlands' Delft University of Technology." Now, understand that, in less than the time it took you to read that, students of that particular school can fling their electric car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Pretty impressive, wouldn't you say? The university's racing team had apparently ...

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    Motorsports: FIA Formula E publishes provisional calendar, adds Dragon Racing to participants
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    Fans of electric motorsport should mark the 20th of September, 2014 on their calendars – in pencil, please. The FIA Formula E Championship has released the provisional itinerary for its inaugural racing season, and it's on this date that things are set to kick off in Beijing, China. There ...

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    Official: Prince Albert unveils Venturi VBB-3, world's most powerful EV [w/videos]
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    When you're royalty, you can associate yourself with things as cool as the world's most powerful electric car, and that's just what Prince Albert of Monaco is doing. The Prince, along with Princess Charlene, made the trek out to the Beehive State to make a photo appearance with the Venturi VBB-3 ...

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    Video: Tesla Model S laps Laguna Seca, gives us a track tutorial
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    The Tesla Model S is not a track car. Yet, when we watched it make its way around (the very awesome) Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2013 Refuel Sport Electric TT, we couldn't help but be impressed that the electric passenger sedan, penalized by more than 4,600 pounds of curb weight and ...

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    Motorsports: Radical ELMOFO races toward competition Down Under [w/video]
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    Racing Green Endurance proved an electrified Radical SR8 could be tough when they drove one from Alaska to Argentina. Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) proved it could be fast, setting records on the Nürburgring and at Pikes Peak. Now, an Australian outfit wants to demonstrate that ...

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    Motorsports: Brammo issues challenge to Spark-Renault Formula E racer
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    The gauntlet has been thrown down. Although the freshly revealed Spark-Renault SRT_01E racecar isn't scheduled to spin a wheel in anger for another year yet, when the Formula E series officially kicks off, it has already received its first challenge. One from an unexpected source. At first ...

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    Report: Drayson attempting to beat own 204-mph EV speed record in Utah
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    Diehard fans of the 1992 Nicolas Cage-starring flick "Honeymoon in Vegas" (we know you're out there) will remember a skydiving escapade involving a bunch of rhinestone jumpsuits and the Flying Elvises, Utah Chapter. It was a memorable scene. Lord Paul Drayson is looking to put his own high-speed ...

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    Two Wheels: Turpin takes top podium spot at Indy FIM eRoad Racing round for Brammo
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    Last weekend, Gasoline Alley – the garage area at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – saw some race machines that were just a little bit different from those it's accommodated in the past: the electric motorcycles of the FIM eRoad Racing series. The North American championship saw its ...

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    Official: Ohio State team moves EV Salt Flats speed tests back home
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    The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) may be moving speed tests for what may be the world's fastest electric vehicle about 1,700 miles away from its original Utah destination, but, hey, that's theoretically just a tidy four-hour drive at full speed. This month, Ohio State, which ...

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    Motorsports: Bostrom wins first FIM eRoad Racing round for Brammo *UPDATE
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    After holding two separate electric motorcycle racing championships over the past three years, the FIM ePower and TTXGP championships have finally come together to create one high-level series – the eRoad Racing World Cup – and, it's already started racing. Two weeks ago, the ...

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    Video: Formula Sun hits the track at COTA with Translogic
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    The Circuit Of The Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas plays host to all manner of racing machinery, from Formula 1 to MotoGP. That said, the Formula Sun Grand Prix isn't like most other series that run at COTA – these cars are powered by nothing but the sun. Which team can go furthest and ...

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    Exclusive: Refuel 2013: In which an electric vehicle event comes of age and I live to tell about it
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    I was making soul-swapping deals with whatever entity might be listening as we entered the very first turn. The corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It's probably the most famous single element of any racetrack in the United States. Nay, the world. I expected my first plunge through its ...

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    Official: Volkswagen will enter E-Up!, XL1 in this month's Silvretta E-Car Rally
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    The distance between Volkswagen's home country of Germany and Austria's Silvretta Electric Car Rally isn't that far, so the German automaker will use the event to promote its upcoming plug-in vehicles. VW will enter both the E-Up! battery-electric and the XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid concept in the ...

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