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    Two Wheels: Brutus V2 Rocket electric motorcycle set to go ballistic on Pikes Peak [w/video]
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    The V2 Rocket from Brutus Electric Motorcycles is on the launch pad, ready to go ballistic on Pikes Peak. Though it just turned a wheel for the first time a week ago, the custom-built, battery-powered bike is now on the mountain and hopes to turn some heads during the Race to the Clouds, aka the ...

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    Report: How Toyota's Le Mans racer may make its next Prius even better
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    The supercapacitor technology in the Toyota TS040 "offers great possibility for production car use." – Amanda Rice, Toyota Pop-culture junkies familiar with 1980s touchstone movies will hear the word "capacitor" and think Back to the Future. But the concept of supercapacitors being used ...

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    Refuel, TMC Connect conspire on most electric weekend ever
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    Refuel is back for 2014 and so is TMC Connect. This year the two events have logistically coordinated to make the July 18th weekend quite possibly the most electric ever. Refuel by Speed Ventures has been introducing owners of electric cars, motorcycles, and even go-karts to the wonders of the ...

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    Official: Drive eO Tesla Roadster is going to race up Pikes Peak [w/video]
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    Last year, Drive eO sent its PP01 electric supercar up Pikes Peak in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - well, part-way up. Driver Janis Horeliks wasn't injured in the crash that ended his run near the Halfway Picnic Grounds. This year, the Latvian team will return to Colorado race again ...

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    Motorsports: Jarno Trulli launching own Formula E team to replace Drayson Racing
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    Given its experience developing its own electric racing prototype, Drayson Racing seemed like a shoe-in to field its own team in the inaugural Formula E championship. In fact, it was one of the first teams to sign on and even talked about designing its own car for the following season. But now ...

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    Official: Porsche hybrids come up short at Le Mans
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    Two cars, one finish, zero victories. That's a brief synopsis of Porsche's hybrid-vehicle performance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. There's always next year. Porsche entered two 919 Hybrid vehicles in the race. The No. 14 car essentially limped to the finish line after encountering ...

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    Video: Nissan ZEOD RC finds nothing but trouble at 2014 Le Mans
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    Audi came away a big winner at this year's Le Mans competition, but Nissan has at least one thing to celebrate. The Pyrrhic victory apparently presages Nissan giving up on the gas-electric race car for Le Mans 2015. Before the race this weekend, the prototype ZEOD RC hybrid race car was doing ...

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    Motorsports: Is Entropy Racing's EVSR going to start a boom in electric racing? [w/video]
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    Sure, we're seeing electric racing catch on with the likes of Formula E racing and it promises to be exciting to watch. But what about the rest of us who would like to get behind the wheel of an EV racer, but lack the necessary funds or skills to compete on the global stage? That's where Entropy ...

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    Video: John McGuinness makes record-breaking poetry aboard Mugen Shinden San
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    John McGuinness is a poet like no other. Invoking passion like Neruda using only the twisty, timeworn vocabulary of the Snaefell Mountain Course, the Morecambe Missile can best be heard crafting his boisterous verse during the annual TT races when standing alongside the 37.7-mile asphalt ribbon ...

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    Motorsports: John McGuinness destroys TT Zero record at 117.366 mph
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    Tuesday morning on the Isle of Man, John McGuinness didn't merely raise the bar by circling the 37.7-mile Snaefell Mountain Course in 19:17.3 minutes at an average of 117.366 miles per hour during the running of the annual TT Zero. Despite an ailing wrist, he snatched the bar from its moorings ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi shows off MiEV Evolution III for Pikes Peak
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    In May 2012, Mistubishi unveiled a completely unexpected version of the i-MiEV electric jellybean to challenge the climb up Pikes Peak, the MiEV Evolution. In 2013, the company unleashed the MiEV Evolution II. For 2014, well, you can probably guess. Say hello to the MiEV Evolution III. The ...

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    Official: Garlits' SR-37 quest for 200 mph on batteries continues in June
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    Like Babe Ruth and his 1932 "called shot" home run against the Chicago Cubs, racing legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits is calling one of his own. He's taking his battery-powered "Swamp Rat 37" back to Florida's Bradenton Motorsports Park on June 8. And he's predicting a beat-down on the 200 mile per ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi EV drivers returning for another crack at Pikes Peak
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    At the 2014 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mitsubishi will once again come to play with powerful electric vehicles. And by play, we mean take EV racing incredibly seriously. The 14,115-foot hill climb takes place June 29 and Mitsubishi is sending drivers Greg Tracy and ...

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    Motorsports: NEDRA reviews Garlits' electric dragster runs, awards record [w/video]
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    The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) is the official book keeper for the battery-powered few that are successful in their quest for quicker quickness. It's pretty fastidious about getting all the facts and documentation together before engraving those records in stone, and so ...

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    Motorsports: Formula E teams get their cars at new Donington facility
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    The nascent FIA Formula E Championship took a major step or two towards reality today when it not only opened its new headquarters, but also delivered the first batch of electric race cars to the teams that will be taking part in the inaugural season later this year. The facility encompasses ...

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    Official: Audi calls R18 E-Tron Quattro its 'most complex race car'
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    Technically speaking, Audi's R18 E-Tron Quattro is quite technical. The German automaker says the diesel-hybrid is the "most complex race car" it's ever created. And we'll take their word for it. The Audi, which pairs a V6 turbodiesel powering the rear wheels with two electric motors, is all ...

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    Motorsports: Virgin Racing signs Jaime Alguersuari, Sam Bird for Formula E
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    The roster of eligible drivers for the nascent FIA Formula E Championship keeps growing. This time it's Virgin Racing which has brought in the latest recruits, and they're both proven drivers with real race experience behind them. In one corner we have Jaime Alguersuari (pictured above at left), ...

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    Motorsports: eMotoRacing brings wheel-to-wheel electric motorcycle action to Sonoma Raceway
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    It's been a while since we've seen exciting wheel-to-wheel electric motorcycle road-racing action, but we're glad to say the drought has ended. It was just one simple camera attached to the Brammo Empulse R ridden by Ricky Orlando, but it captured an epic battle that played out on the asphalt of ...

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    Motorsports: Ho-Pin Tung tests FIA Formula E electric racecar [w/video]
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    Ho-Pin Tung became the first Chinese driver to test one of the racecars competing in the all-electric racing series to debut in September. That's appropriate because the first race of the FIA Formula E Championship will take place on his home turf in Beijing, and it's never too early to try to ...

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    Motorsports: Kristen Stacy nails new EV record in Lawless Hammerdown dragster [w/video]
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    Kristen Stacy is officially the quickest person on four battery-powered wheels. On Friday night at Virginia Motorsports Park just south of Richmond, Virginia, she swung the Lawless Industries dragster "Hammerdown" the quarter-mile length of the dragstrip in a blistering 7.89 seconds at 161.87 ...

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