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    Report: Tokai University wins 1,860-mile World Solar Challenge for second year in a row
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    Fro the second year in a row, Tokai University can lay claim to the winner's laurels in the 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge, a sun-powered race challenge in Australia that winds over 1,800 miles between Darwin and Adelaide using only 5 kWh of on-board energy and the rest beamed in directly from ...

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    Report: Toyota to return to Le Mans with LMP1 hybrid in 2012
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    Toyota will reportedly challenge diesel-burning entries from Audi and Peugeot at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans by fielding a hybrid prototype LMP1 racer of its own. The Japanese automaker is expected to participate in a handful of 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship races, but its main focus ...

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    EV Cup cancels 2011 racing season
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    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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    Renault, Red Bull ready for more racing
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    Red Bull Racing and French automaker Renault have confirmed a five-year extension of their successful Formula One partnership. This agreement will see Red Bull run with the current V8 engine and KERS hybrid system for the next two seasons, during which time Red Bull will collaborate with Renault ...

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    Electric Formulec EF01 laps rain-drenched Russian track
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    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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    Video: Electric Chevy Camaro tears down 1/4-mile in 10.08 seconds
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    Haiyin electric Chevy Camaro – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Back in April, Ron Adamwicz's electric 1981 Chevrolet Camaro ripped down the quarter-mile track at Palm Beach International Raceway in just 11.253 seconds. In addition to its record-setting quarter-mile run, the ...

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    E85 fuels Muscle Milk Aston Martin win at Michelin Green X Challenge
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    Over the past weekend, the Muscle Milk Aston Martin captured its fourth consecutive victory in the prototype category in Michelin Green's X Challenge at Mid-Ohio, almost guaranteeing the vehicle's entry in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Prototypes competing in the Michelin Green X Challenge are ...

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    Video: Tesla Roadster competes in BMW CCA autocross event
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    Make no mistake, the Tesla Roadster is in its element out on the track. With 0 to 60 miles per hour in the sub-four second range, mounds of grip in the corners and a top speed of 125 mph, the Roadster has no problem keeping up with its gas-fueled competition on most tracks. But it's the ...

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    e-miglia electric vehicle rally kicks off August 2
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    On August 2nd, the 2011 e-miglia electric vehicle rally will depart Munich, Germany on a course to St. Moritz, Swtizerland, a distance of 800 kilometers (497 miles). With 32 electric vehicles registered for the rally, a packed field it will no doubt be. This time 'round, the reigning champ, the ...

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    Mitsubishi "very interested" in electric F1 racing league
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    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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    Report: FIA president Jean Todt interested in new electric F1 series
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    Are you prepared for Formula One, Electric Boogaloo? Jean Todt, President of the FIA, apparently is, and he hopes to introduce a few new racing series that will provide a platform for an electrified Formula One racing series. Before we get to see a fully-fledged electric F1 league, The Telegraph ...

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    Formula One teams want to cut emissions and fuel consumption
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    The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) wants to cut cut its total carbon emissions by 15 percent within three years and double the efficiency of its race engines within five years. FOTA commissioned an analysis by Trucost to determine its total life-cycle emissions from all operations. As it ...

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    International racing organizations meet to discuss environmental responsibility
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    2009 24 Hours of LeMans Start – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aside from the thrill of the race, motorsports and their respective vehicles are useful because they pass their genes down to the everyday vehicles that we drive, fly and cruise across the open pond in. In an effort to ...

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    Peugeot diesels take top spots at 12 hours of Sebring
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    2010 12 Hours of Sebring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It has been said that the automobile was born in Germany, but it went to finishing school in France. We think that was supposed to be in reference to Bugatti, but in celebration of their first ever win at the Twelve Hours of ...

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    Greenlings: Can racing really be green?
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    Humans are competitive creatures who have raced against each other in one form or another for millennia. The practice that likely evolved from hunting and the struggle to survive has adapted to advances in technology over time, moving from foot races to eventually involve vehicles such as ...

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    Economic situation forces Mitsubishi to cancel diesel Lancer rally program
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    Just weeks after debuting its new diesel racing Lancer in the 2009 Dakar Rally in South America, Mitsubishi has pulled the plug on the program. In a terse statement (available after the jump) the company blamed the declining economic situation for its withdrawal from cross country ...

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    EV race day at Tsukuba circuit in Japan
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    Today is Children's Day in Japan and that means it's also the day of the annual electric vehicle (EV) races at Tsukuba circuit. Sponsered by the Japan EV club with coordination from Daihatsu Motor Co. (maker of really cool little cars we can't buy in America), the event will feature 30-minute ...

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    Look for more bio-fueled Aston Martin racers in 2008
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    Last year, Barwell Motorsport's bio-ethanol powered Aston Martin DBRS9 proved green fuels can be competitive in racing. That success did not go unnoticed, and Cadena Motorsport will follow in Barwell's footsteps, converting its yellow DBRS9 to run on the greener juice as well. The British GT ...

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    Cool videos of Mazda's Furai, the ethanol-fueled racing car concept
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    The first video below the fold is Mazda's Director of Design, Franz von Holzhausen talking about the Furai concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Furai is a racing concept that runs on E100 (100 percent ethanol) and the car's design is inspired by the wind. The video includes a look at a really cool ...

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    Rumor: Toyota to race hybrid in Le Mans
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    According to AFP, the Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting Toyota plans to bring a hybrid to the Le Mans 24 hour race in France. An unnamed Toyota official told Yomiuri Shimbun, "Audi proved the superiority of the next generation diesel engine at Le Mans. Toyota wants to do the same ...

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