A weekend at the races: Formula E Berlin ePrix
The Formula E was in Berlin this weekend, where for the fifth time, racing took place at the city’s iconic and (usually) disused Tempelhof airport. As in previous years, the Berliners took to the spectacle with German coldness (or is it cool?) but in great numbers. And, they got to see a home run for […]Weiterlesen
Formula E: Audi’s photo finish in Mexico City
This is a first for Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler, the team that celebrated its first Formula E victory this season on Saturday. Brazil’s Lucas Di Grassi clinched a miraculous triumph in the Mexico City E-Prix in an epic wheel-to-wheel photo finish that is only possible in electric street racing.Weiterlesen
Formula E: Audi racing to victory at first attempt (video)
Season 4 of the Formula E has come to a glorious ending in which Audi takes home the overall victory. The manufacturer had only entered this year but managed to keep the team ahead. The last races in NYC saw another driver beating all others though.Weiterlesen
Schaeffler transfers racing tech into series electric drive
Schaeffler has transferred technology developed for the Formula E into a close-to-series electric car. Their 4ePerformance concept based on the Audi RS3 chassis includes 4 drives with 220 kWh each that previously powered Abt’s FE winning racer.Weiterlesen
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Ian Wright, Lucas di Grassi.
“The interest we get is straight out, ‘Yeah. This will save money. And by the way, it will solve our emissions compliance problems. And also, by the way, we think our customers will like that they don’t make noise.’ If you ask people when their garbage is collected, they can usually tell you because it wakes them up.”
Ian Wright helped bring electric cars to market when he co-founded Tesla Motors a decade ago and is now electrifying trash trucks with his new company Wrightspeed, saying that “we’ve got a hell of a good start.”
“Although some cars have different gears and drivetrains I’m expecting the season to be very close.”
Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi does not believe that there will be just one car that will dominate the second season of the all-electric race series.
Tesla Battery Report, Formula E Tech talk with Lucas di Grassi.
Study tip: In his newest report, Dr. Menahem Anderman, an independent battery expert, concludes that Tesla’s Gigafactory will not cause prices of Li-ion batteries to drop before 2018. The reason – these also depend on external factors such as demand and competing technologies.
advancedautobat.com via greencarcongress.com
Video tip: Lucas di Grassi was a guest on Tech Talk and explained the Formula E car. Being one of the two drivers for the Audi Sport ABT team and winner of the first ever race, who better to talk you through the racer?