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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 […]

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Hat Trick: Sebastian Vettel scores third consecutive F1 pole

Sebastian Vettel made it three pole positions in a row for the 2018 Formula 1 season, setting the fastest time in qualifying Saturday for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.Ferrari and Vettel mean business this year and again came out on top. As has often been the case in 2018, Vettel’s biggest challenger for pole came from the other […]

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Porsche, Mercedes confirmed for 2019-20 Formula E campaign

Porsche and Mercedes are going electric racing. While the two manufacturers announced last summer that they were heading to the ABB FIA Formula E series, the FIA on Tuesday confirmed that Porsche and Mercedes will be among the 11 manufacturers for the series in season 6 — the 2019-20 season. Manufacturers confirmed for the 2019-20 season […]

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First images: ABB FIA Formula E Championship Gen2 car for 2018-19 season

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship on Tuesday unveiled images of its fully electric Gen2 car that will be used for the next three seasons in the series, beginning with this fall’s start to the 2018-19 season.he car — the first created by a governing body — features what is believed to be nearly double […]

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Audi’s Daniel Abt Scores Maiden Formula E Win in Mexico City

This weekend’s result marked the first Formula E victory for a German driver and for Audi as a manufacturer.Daniel Abt and Audi Sport stood on the top step of the podium after a difficult Formula E race in front of a passionate Mexican crowd. Abt is now the series’ only German driver to win a […]

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Ford Accelerating Formula E Talks

Ford has ramped up discussions of entering the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with initial involvement to potentially begin as early as Season Five later this year.Multiple industry sources have indicated to e-racing365 that the ‘Blue Oval’ is working towards an eventual factory effort in the all-electric championship, to potentially replace its European-based Ford GT program […]

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PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING HUNT FOR POINTS IN MEXICO CITY

 Panasonic Jaguar Racing is ready to continue its fight for points in the fifth E-Prix of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico City.The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit is 2,500m above sea level, placing greater physical exertion on the drivers, and provides a new environment to test the key components of the Jaguar […]

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FIA World Rallycross to switch to electric powertrains from 2020

 The FIA World Rallycross Championship is set to become electric from the 2020 season, according to a report from Autosport.A source told the magazine that the Supercar category will switch to electric in 2020 after plans for the change were first announced last August. The understanding currently is that the new breed of cars will be […]

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Formula E quickly becoming what Formula 1 used to be – Mitch Evans

Formula E has long been touted as the future of motor racing and while it’s taken a while to gain traction, that prediction might not be far away. Formula E is set to unveil their next-generation car at the beginning of March, an upgrade on the current model that is hoped to see the category […]

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Toto Wolff: Formula E has grown ‘against all odds’

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has praised the Formula E championship for its growth “against all odds” as fans and manufacturers flock to the all-electric single seater series. Now in its fourth season, Formula E has grown considerably since its inaugural race in 2014, attracting automotive giants such as Renault, Citroen, Audi, BMW and Nissan to the […]

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PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING READY TO ELECTRIFY SANTIAGO

 Panasonic Jaguar Racing will mark a new chapter in ABB FIA Formula E history when Chile hosts the all-electric street racing series for the first time in Santiago on 3 February. The technical, 2.46km-long track will wind its way through Santiago’s vibrant city centre. Starting on the Avenue Santa Maria, drivers will cross the Mapocho […]

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This is the second-generation Formula E car

Formula E has released the first digital images of the next generation car for season five showcasing the futuristic new-look. Making its competitive debut for the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the fully-electric Gen2 car will be used for the next three seasons. The car visibly represents a new era for Formula E and […]

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Pininfarina and Tech Mahindra partner Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

Mahindra Racing, the only Indian team to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Pininfarina and Tech Mahindra. This agreement gives Mahindra Racing access to Pininfarina’s globally renowned design expertise and Tech Mahindra’s digital technology prowess. Pininfarina, will also become a sponsor of the Mahindra […]

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Rosenqvist wins in Marrakesh and grabs championship lead

Felix Rosenqvist has won the Marrakesh ePrix by beating Renault e.dam’s Sébastien Buemi with four laps to go. By winning his second race in a row, the Mahindra driver took the championship lead. Sam Bird finished in third. Buemi defended his pole position at the start and was able to create a gap along with […]

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Formula E team up with ABB

Ahead of the Marrakech ePrix. Formula E has teamed up with ABB as a title sponsor for the series.The championship will also be given a new name the ABB Formula E Championship which is the first time an FIA sanctioned event will have a title sponsor. It is a seven-year partnership that runs until 2025 but […]

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Rebecca joins the Electric GT Drivers’ Club

Ahead of the inaugaural 2018 season of the Electric GT Championship, Rebecca has been chosen to join the Drivers’ Club. Rebecca tested the all-electric Tesla Model S EGT development car last month at Pau E-Circuit during Electric GT’s inaugural Day of Light; a day of celebration of all-electric innovation and showcase of the EGT headquarters, […]

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Porsche and Audi to talk Formula E co-operation

Volkswagen Group manufacturers Porsche and Audi will meet soon for talks on their level of co-operation when the former joins Formula E. The sister makes spent three years competing against each other in the World Endurance Championship LMP1 class before Audi quit in order to focus on Formula E. Porsche has since emulated Audi and […]