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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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    Video: Electric Chevy Camaro tears down 1/4-mile in 10.08 seconds

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Jesse James to break land speed record in hydrogen car but says Gore is still "a dork"

    digg_url = ''; Michigan Live caught up with popular custom bike maker and host of Monster Garage, Jesse James, at the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday. Jesse was at AutoWeek's annual design forum awards dinner promoting recycling and ...

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    Mythbusters to bust myth electric cars are slow in episode next season

    The Record Bee caught up with the Mythbusters (Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) and crew at the Lake County's fairgrounds and Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Wednesday. What are the Mythbusters busting? According to the show's producer, they are filming an episode, to air next season, on busting the myth ...

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    Video: Indy racer says he gets better mileage on ethanol

    Update: Indy cars used a mix of 90 percent methanol and 10 percent ethanol. Indy switched over to 100 percent ethanol in 2007 and the improved mileage comes from the higher energy content of ethanol over methanol.In the video above from the Sundance Channel show, Big Ideas for a Small Planet, an ...

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    Videos: truck that runs on chocolate, car made from potatoes

    The video above from Sky News is of a truck that runs on chocolate and is going around the world. The truck actually runs on biodiesel made from chocolate and they are going to Timbuktu to promote biodiesel. Below the fold is a video of a race car made from potatoes called Eco One. Eco One is made ...


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