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Vergne rebounds with Sanya ePrix win

After three straight non-points finishes, DS Techeetah driver and reigning ABB Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne clinched his first win of the season on the streets of Sanya, China. The Frenchman was followed by Nissan e.dams’ rookie Oliver Rowland and BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Antonio Felix da Costa in third, who climbs to the top […]

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FIA Formula E championship returns to mainland China

FIA Formula E championship returns to mainland China for the first time since Season Two of the all-electric street racing series.DS TECHEETAH is gearing up for a successful home E-Prix as the team is keen for a strong comeback following the disappointing end to the Hong Kong E-Prix where André Lotterer saw the win taken […]

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Alejandro Agag: Bernie Ecclestone told me ‘You will never make your first race’

When Formula E chief Alejandro Agag announced in 2012 that he would be launching a new all-electric racing series, few could have predicted just how rapidly the circuit would grow.Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was the loudest of many critics who predicted the idea would quickly fizzle out, says Agag. But the premier electric series […]

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Legge leads lights-to-flag for I-PACE eTROPHY win in Mexico

Katherine Legge claimed victory in Round 2 of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Mexico City to take the championship lead, and in the process became the first female driver to win a race during a ABB FIA Formula E weekend. Legge started on pole position, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing teammate Bryan Sellers alongside in […]

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SAM BIRD BEATS THE HEAT TO WIN FORMULA E SANTIAGO E-PRIX IN CHILE

Sam Bird handled the heat under pressure from Pascal Wehrlein to win his first Formula E race of the season in the sweltering Santiago sunshine Saturday.With temperature hitting 95 degrees Fahrenheit and Wehrlein hot on his heels in the closing stages of the warmest Formula E race on record, Bird held his nerve with a perfect performance around the perimeter […]

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BMW i Andretti Motorsport eager to pick up points with both cars in Santiago.

After two strong performances at the season opener of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport heads to the Santiago E-Prix in Chile with the renewed aim of finishing in the points with both BMW iFE.18. António Félix da Costa (POR) and Alexander Sims (GBR) are determined to make up for the […]

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Di Grassi wants “wild” Formula E cars with F1-beating acceleration

  Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi has urged the championship to set ambitious performance targets with its future regulations.The Audi ABT driver described his vision for the championship to media including RaceFans in Morocco last weekend. He wants to see future Formula E cars out-perform their Formula 1 counterparts in terms of acceleration. “Formula E must be the […]

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D’Ambrosio takes Marrakesh win after da Costa, Sims collide

Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio took an improbable victory — the first of his five-year career in the series — in a chaotic second round of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship in Marrakesh, Morocco, after BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Antonio Felix da Costa and teammate Alex Sims collided while battling for the lead. Following close […]

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Did Formula E’s season opener live up to the hype?

Watching the opening round of the fifth Formula E series in Saudi Arabia at the weekend, and taking on board the accompanying hype, it was difficult not to be reminded of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. The tale by Hans Christian Andersen centred on two crafty weavers who promised an emperor a new set of clothes, […]

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Four reasons why Formula E should not be ignored

Love it or hate it – and there are plenty of racing fans who dwell in both camps – the all-electric Formula E single-seater championship has to be recognised now as the most significant global racing series beyond Formula 1. The World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship have the weight of history, fantastic venues, greater […]

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Meet the first Arab woman to take part in Formula E

Racing driver Amna Al Qubaisi has become the first Arab woman to take part in a Formula E test and hopes her participation will increase interest in the sport from the Middle East.The eighteen-year-old who is the first-ever female Emirati racing driver, joined a who’s who of female racing talent on the street circuit of Ad […]

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BMW, Audi head in different directions at Saudi opener

For BMW i Andretti Motorsport and driver Antonio Felix da Costa, victory in the season-opening round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Saudi Arabia provided a fact check that the team — now a full factory BMW program after the manufacturer partnered with the Andretti squad last year — is now a legitimate […]

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Four reasons why Formula E should not be ignored

Love it or hate it – and there are plenty of racing fans who dwell in both camps – the all-electric Formula E single-seater championship has to be recognised now as the most significant global racing series beyond Formula 1. The World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship have the weight of history, fantastic venues, greater […]

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Nissan unleashes all-new Leaf NISMO race car

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today in Tokyo.The unveiling took place at Nissan Crossing in the city’s Ginza district. The car, which was developed by Nissan’s racing arm, NISMO, with its race technology know-how, will […]

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The New Formula E Cars Are Already Way Faster Than Last Season

The somewhat awkwardly named BMW i Andretti Motorsport team set the fastest times in Formula E pre-season testing at Valencia this week, some five seconds per lap quicker than the pre-season testing at the same circuit a year ago. The team’s lead driver Antonio Felix da Costa posted the best lap with a 1:16.977s time, absolutely trouncing […]

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Nissan e.dams Formula E cars on track for the first time

Nissan has made its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E championship with former series champion Sebastien Buemi tasked with shaking down both cars today at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.Buemi was ninth fastest in the morning session and improved one spot in the afternoon to set the eighth fastest time of the day with a time […]

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MERCEDES-BENZ EQC ELECTRIC SUV SETS ITS SIGHTS ON TESLA

EQC 400 kicks off Stuttgart’s new electric car range Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the all-new EQC electric SUV in Stockholm , launching the first salvo at Tesla and the quickly approaching competition from its German rivals. Slated to go on sale in the U.S. in 2020, the GLC-size crossover is powered by an 80-kWh battery, giving it a range of about […]

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EV DRIVERS WANTED: VW PLANS TO SELL 150,000 EVS BY 2020

Perhaps Volkswagen should bring back its own tagline from the 1990s — “Drivers Wanted” —  but change it to “EV Drivers Wanted.” Volkswagen is planning for a much faster-than-expected growth of electric vehicles in the next few years, expecting its own output to account for a significant chunk of current sales of EVs in the U.S. and overseas. […]

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New Audi e-tron FE05 Breaks Cover

  The new Audi e-tron FE05 that will defend the ABB FIA Formula E Championship teams’ championship was unveiled in a ‘digital launch’ event on Thursday.The new design has completed its development testing phase with running largely conducted at both the Mallorca test facility and at Audi’s own track at Neuburg, Germany. Lucas di Grassi […]

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Formula E founder Alejandro Agag: Formula One will ‘feel the heat’ from Formula E

Formula E founder Alejandro Agag believes Formula E has the potential to overtake Formula One as the world’s leading motorsport series once the automotive industry becomes all-electric. Formula E is currently the only all-electric racing series and will enter its fifth season when it debuts its new Gen2 car in December. While the performance of […]

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Formula E teams up with Saudi Arabian Airlines

The Formula E electric car-racing series has signed a sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA). The national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will become the official airline partner of the series, as well as the title partner of the inaugural Ad Diriyah E-Prix, which takes place on December 15. The length […]

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Jaguar reveals full details of its Season 5 challenger

After joining the ABB FIA Formula E Championship back in Season 3, Panasonic Jaguar Racing has spent two seasons challenging for the title. Now, with just months to go until the first race of a brand new season, the British team today revealed full details full details of its Season 5 challenger – the Jaguar […]

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Nissan buys stake in e.dams Formula E team ahead of debut

Nissan has announced it has purchased a stake in the e.dams Formula E team ahead of its season five debut in the series. Nissan has strengthened its partnership with the e.dams Formula E team, announcing it has bought a stake in the manufacturer ahead of its debut in 2018/2019. The Japanese manufacturer will embark on […]

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SEASON REVIEW: Mahindra’s Title Campaign Slips Away

If Venturi and NIO rued their inability to maximize their packages and take possibly their best opportunity to make a breakthrough win, Mahindra Racing must have viewed its fading title attempt with significant regret. Such was the momentum gained in the first third of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season, Felix Rosenqvist emerged as […]

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WORLD RX – ELECTRIC RALLYCROSS SET FOR INTRODUCTION IN 2021

Revised start date provides manufacturers with additional development time to prepare for the switch The FIA World Rallycross Championship is to introduce electric cars from 2021, providing optimal time for the manufacturers to develop their plans with championship promoter, IMG. With the new timeline, manufacturers have until 29th March 2019 to confirm their commitment to […]

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Brawn: F1 could go all-electric in ten years

Formula One’s motorsport director Ross Brawn says the sport could go all electric within the next ten years if it provides a better spectacle for the fans. Mercedes technical director James Allison believes there are clear areas where Ferrari has the edge over his team and vice-a-versa this season. F1 is currently working towards a […]

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Felipe Massa powered by thrill of the competition in Formula E

Alex Kalinauckas for CNN He competed in 269 Formula One races, won 11 of them, and for a few seconds at the end of the 2008 season it looked like he was about to become world champion. Now, Felipe Massa is taking on a new challenge in Formula E. The 37-year-old Brazilian, who left F1 at the end […]

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F1 news: Fernando Alonso future revealed by McLaren boss Zak Brown amid Red Bull links

Alonso has cut a frustrated figure for the majority of the season after McLaren failed to deliver on a number of key promises.The Spaniard was told ahead of the campaign that he would be given a car to challenge at the front of the grid. But instead, Alonso finds himself ninth in the Drivers’ Championship, […]

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Newly Crowned Formula E Champion Vergne Wins on the Streets of New York

Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne, who clinched the Formula E world championship during Saturday’s first of two races, climbed to the top step of the podium after driving his electric racer to victory lane on the streets of Brooklyn. Thunderstorms and overcast conditions prevailed in the area during most of the morning, but the relatively damp track conditions didn’t […]

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Formula E Becomes First Racing Series Awarded for Sustainability Practices

The FIA Formula E championship was awarded by the International Organization for Standardization on Wednesday for upholding and leading the way in sustainable practices in the category of events and entertainment. Formula E is the first motorsports category to be granted the ISO 20121 certification, which was created in 2012 following the London Olympics. The ISO 20121 […]

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Formula E: Why this is the most exciting motorsport

When the fourth Formula E season finishes in New York later this month, the all-electric racing series will crown its fourth different title winner from just four different teams. By comparison, in the four years that the start-up championship has been running, Formula One has had two title winners, with both coming from the same […]

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Formula E returns to China

Formula E will return to China after it was confirmed today (Tuesday) that Sanya will host an event during the 2018-19 season of the electric car-racing series.The Sanya ePrix will be the sixth round of the 2018-19 campaign and has been scheduled for March 23. Sanya takes one of the two vacant slots on Formula E’s […]

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FORD EVALUATING FORMULA E AND ELECTRIC WORLD RX ENTRY

American car manufacturer Ford is weighing up the possibility to rejoin the FIA World Rallycross Championship when the series turns fully electric in 2020, and are also considering the option to enter into the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with a possible tie-up with Dragon Racing. With Ford set to invest $11 billion into hybrid or electric vehicles by 2022, expanding […]

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Mark Webber: Impossible to see where Formula E will be in next decade

Former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber believes that it is impossible to see where Formula E will be in 10 years time given the series’ current growth and the rapid expansion of EV technology. Webber, 41, raced in F1 from 2002-2013, taking nine wins and 42 podiums from 215 race starts when driving for Minardi, Jaguar, […]

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Mark Webber: Formula E is motorsport’s most-competitive single-seater series

Now in its fourth season of competition after making its debut as a championship in 2014, Formula E has seen rapid growth in its popularity, with manufacturers including Nissan, Porsche and Mercedes set to join the series in the future while a number of big-name drivers have also joined its revolutionary outlook on racing, with Felipe […]

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Electric rally car lines up for Finke Desert Race

A fully electric rally car that last year became the first of its type to finish the famous Dakar Rally, is to compete in this year’s Finke Desert Race in its first Australian visit. The vehicle, built and sponsored by Spanish renewable and infrastructure company Acciona, is is powered by eight lithium ion batteries, a 250kW […]

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Riyadh Confirmed as Season Five Opener

Season Five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will begin in Riyadh in December after a ten-year deal to host an E-Prix in the Saudi Arabian capital was announced on Thursday. The second-generation Formula E cars will race for the first time in the Ad Diriyah district, marking the first international single-seater race to be […]