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    Read This: Formula E sheds light on history of racecar swapping

    The Formula E electric race series kicks off this month, and we're going to see something somewhat unusual during each ePrix: car swapping. Each race will last around an hour, which, with the demands on the car, is longer than its battery will last. That's why each driver is assigned two cars for ...

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    Video: How fast can a Formula E racer go? This fast

    Formula E completed its first testing session at the Donington Park circuit, where the electric racing series' headquarters are located. Lucas di Grassi, driving for Audi Sport Abt, was kind enough to attach a GoPro video camera to his helmet to give us a pilot's-eye view of what its like to ...

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    Motorsports: Formula E setting up shop at Donington

    Travel about 80 miles west of London and you'll find yourself in Motorsport Valley. Like the Silicon Valley is to the high-tech industry and the Napa Valley is to California's vintners, Motorsport Valley is where the Formula One industry is located. You've got Red Bull and the new Honda engine ...

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    Motorsports: Brammo issues challenge to Spark-Renault Formula E racer

    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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    Motorsports: Formula E to turn racing into team sport, secures Rio as first official host

    If you've been yearning for some electric road-racing action of the four-wheeled variety, rest assured, plans for the FIA Formula E Championship are firming up and moving forward. In fact, Rio de Janeiro has just officially signed up to host one of the events in 2014, possibly near Gloria ...

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    Official: Bluebird unveils unreal-looking Bluebird GTL for Formula E series

    Go ahead, feast your eyes on the kinds of vehicles that might compete in the FIA's upcoming Formula E. Maybe it's the enclosed cockpit, maybe it the Alien-esque color and lines, maybe it's just us, but the just-unveiled Bluebird GTL Formula E racing car concept looks for all the world like ...

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    Two Wheels: TTXGP 2012 calender includes World Championship at Daytona, joint Laguna Seca round with FIM e-Power

    Good news for American fans of electric motorcycle racing. The TTXGP series has announced its calender for the 2012 season and it looks awesome. World-Championship-at-Daytona kind of awesome. And that's on top of a four-event season that includes a repeat of last year's most excellent joint round ...

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    EV Cup cancels 2011 racing season

    EV Cup, the world's first racing series dedicated solely to zero-emissions vehicles, was initially scheduled to kick off in August with an inaugural race in the UK. That tentative schedule was quickly altered and the Cup's first two preliminary races were pushing back to late 2011. Speaking about ...

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    Electric Formulec EF01 laps rain-drenched Russian track

    Meet, again, the Formulec EF01, a truly remarkable single-seat electric racer that combines speed, acceleration and efficiency with respect for the environment. Designed by South African firm Formulec and Segula Matra Technologies, the Formulec EF01 accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a ...

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    FIA outlines 2013 Formula E electric racing series, calls for competitors

    On April 5th, Jean Todt, president of the FIA, expressed his interest in an electrified Formula One racing series. Some months have passed since then, so here we present a rundown of updates on this ongoing project: The FIA is currently calling for expression of interest from automakers and ...

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    Video: Quimera AEGT01, the "most powerful electric car on earth," could spawn TTXGP-related series

    The Quimera AEGT01 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Quimera, a Spanish eco-transport consortium, will only officially launch its AEGT01 electric race car next month, but it's let slip a video showing off its muy caliente-mobile in advance. Though we can't verify the claim that ...

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    Video: KleenSpeed EV-X11 wins ReFuel SportElectric TT, breaks own record

    Kleenspeed Technologies has turned up the volume on its electric race car efforts by producing the EV-X11 and another win at the Refuel SportElectric TT. Piloted by company head Tim Collins, the prototype average 81.5 miles per hour around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, hacking almost four seconds ...

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    Mitsubishi "very interested" in electric F1 racing league

    In early April, Jean Todt, president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), made it known that he hopes to launch a couple of racing events (electric car, go-kart and single-seat vehicles) that will eventually lead to an electrified Formula One series. Though Todt's plans will ...

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    Swigz Pro Racing superbike pulls podiums in races against gassers [w/video]

    Chip Yates aboard the Swigz Pro Racing superbike – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Performance electric motorcycles passed a milestone this weekend at about 158 miles per hour. That's the top speed hit by Chip Yates as he pulled podium positions in not one, but two races at the ...

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    Formulec EF01 electric racing series announced at UN Climate Change Conference

    We got our first sight of the Formulec EF01 single-seat race car at the Paris Motor Show in October, and it has since made its way to Cancún, Mexico for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference was the perfect place to display this open-wheel racer because it is all ...

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    Paris 2010: Formulec EF01 presages electric Formula racing

    Formulec EF01 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If the future of Formula racing is electric, it could look a lot like the Formulec EF01 that's just been revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Constructed in a two-and-a-half-year period with a number of quality partners pursuing ...

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    Video: Citroën Survolt tarrys for Thruxton track time with Agni Z2

    Citroen Survolt vs. Agni Z2 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Citroën Survolt is back in France for the Paris Motor Show after showing its stuff for the Prince of Wales and the crowds at his Highness's recent eco-friendly automotive event on the Mall. It seems as though ...

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    Want a record-setting electric vehicle? Got a quarter million for the WX10?

    Say you've managed to save up $250,000 and want to splurge by laying it all out on some big ticket item. We can think of countless ways to spend all that coin and we'd bet that you can too. But have you ever considered buying a record-setting electric vehicle (EV) with your hard-earned cash? ...

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    EMXGP postpones first race until mid-October, will relocate

    Were you planning on traveling to the Parisian city of Levallois in June to witness the first modern electric-automobile road race? Hope you didn't already clear your calender because EMXGP organizers have put out the word that they have postponed the launching of their series until sometime in ...


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