Feb 21, 2022 - 02:48 pm
Extreme E announces hydrogen-based racing series
The battery-electric off-road racing series Extreme E has announced plans for a spin-off with hydrogen vehicles at the start of its second season. The Extreme H off-road series is scheduled to start in 2024. Incidentally, last year’s champion Rosberg-X-Racing won the season opener in 2022.
Feb 14, 2022 - 12:25 pm
Porsche takes home two Formula E wins from Mexico
Porsche won the first race since the factory entry two years ago at the third Formula E round of the season in Mexico City – it was the first victory for a Porsche Formula race car in over 30 years. Pascal Wehrlein won for team-mate André Lotterer and two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne.
Jan 31, 2022 - 01:35 pm
Nyck de Vries takes the lead in Saudi Formula E race
The new Formula E season in Saudi Arabia began with a one-two for Team Mercedes-EQ with Nyck de Vries in first place. The second race in Diriyah was won by Edoardo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing) in a Mercedes customer car.
Jan 21, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Schaeffler presents hybrid drive module for WRC
Hybrid cars will be used in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from this year onwards. At the start of the hybrid era at the Rally Monte Carlo, Schaeffler will present the drive system of its subsidiary Compact Dynamics, which will be used as a standard component in the WRC cars.
Jan 17, 2022 - 01:42 pm
Pure ETCR to introduce junior racing series
As part of the supporting programme of the Pure ETCR electric touring car series, an electric junior racing series for young male and female racers will compete for the first time this year. The races will be run with a standard car.
Jan 11, 2022 - 05:36 pm
Maserati to join Formula E
Maserati is the first Italian car brand to enter Formula E. The Stellantis brand will compete in the electric racing series from season 9 with the new Gen3 vehicle. After DS, Maserati becomes the second participant from the Stellantis Group.
Dec 20, 2021 - 08:36 pm
Rosberg X Racing team win first Extreme E title
Molly Taylor, Johan Kristoffersson and former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg’s Rosberg X Racing team are the first champions in the history of the Extreme E electric SUV racing series. The championship leaders prevailed over Lewis Hamilton’s Team X44 in an extremely close final.
Dec 6, 2021 - 11:32 am
Nissan Ariya spin-offs going to the moon
Nissan is presenting two new prototypes of a Lunar Rover and a single-seater race car. A single underpinning technology connects the two vehicles: the Ariya’s all-electric powertrain.
Nov 24, 2021 - 03:04 pm
Private racing team to build electric Lancia Delta Integrale
The Lancia Delta Integrale is returning as an electric car in the WRX World Rallycross Championship. The GCK team of French rallycross and stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit has had a Lancia Delta Evo-e developed in-house and plans to enter the car in the WRX in 2022.
Oct 20, 2021 - 03:05 pm
MotoE loses exclusive electric motorcycle supplier
The MotoE electric motorcycle racing series, which has been part of the MotoGP supporting programme since 2019, is losing its exclusive motorbike supplier. The Italian manufacturer Energica will withdraw from MotoE after the 2022 season. It is not yet clear what will happen to the electric series from 2023.
Oct 10, 2021 - 04:43 pm
Mahle becomes technology partner to DTM Electric racing series
Mahle announces it is now an official series partner to DTM Electric. The German supplier will develop and supply the thermal management components for use in the race cars and says it may also incorporate its new immersion cooling technology, which makes it possible to charge batteries in just a few minutes.
Sep 7, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Porsche presents electric race car concept
At the IAA Mobility, Porsche presented its vision of purely electric customer motorsport with the Mission R concept. The concept car is intended to be more than just a design study – a rolling chassis is already being tested.
Aug 18, 2021 - 11:41 am
Mercedes confirms Formula E exit
Mercedes has officially confirmed its exit from Formula E after the coming season. The decision had been taken as part of a strategic realignment of resource allocation for the development of electric vehicles.
Aug 16, 2021 - 10:56 am
Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries is Formula E World Champion
In their second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Mercedes-EQ team have scored two world champion titles. Nyck de Vries took the drivers’ title after the season finale in Berlin, while his Mercedes-EQ team also secured the world championship title for teams. Even so, the future of the Mercedes works team […]
Jul 26, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Mercedes driver de Vries takes the lead in Formula E
After races 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship. Two 2nd places were enough for the Dutch driver. The races were won by Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra.
Jul 25, 2021 - 12:37 pm
Audi Sport presents hybrid race car RS Q e-tron for Dakar
Audi Sport is now presenting the RS Q e-tron, the hybrid race car with which the manufacturer will compete in the Dakar Rally in January 2022. The drivetrain of the Audi RS Q e-tron is electric and comes from the current Formula E racing car Audi e-tron FE07.
Jul 25, 2021 - 11:55 am
JLR announces long-term Formula E plans
Jaguar Land Rover officially announces the long-term continuation of its Formula E commitment. When the technologically refreshed Generation 3 cars make their debut at the start of the 2022/23 season, Jaguar Racing will once again be represented by two electric racers.
Jul 12, 2021 - 11:39 am
Günther & Bird take Formula E races in New York
BMW driver Maximilian Günther and Jaguar driver Sam Bird won rounds 10 and 11 of the Formula E season. Porsche and Audi also scored points, while the Mercedes EQ works team left New York empty-handed.
Jul 5, 2021 - 02:04 pm
Skoda & partners to develop electric rally car
Skoda, Kreisel Electric and Baumschlager Rallye & Racing are jointly developing the all-electric Skoda RE-X1 Kreisel rally car. The debut in the Austrian Rally Championship is planned for July this year.
Jun 8, 2021 - 02:06 pm
Electric hydrofoil racing series to take off in 2023
After Formula E founder Alejandro Agag announced a new racing series with electrically powered racing boats last year, the creators of the E1 series have now presented the concept of an electric hydrofoil boat called “RaceBird”. The first races are to be held in early 2023.
May 31, 2021 - 11:40 am
Team Rosberg secures the win for the second Extreme E race
Nico Rosberg’s team won the second race in the Extreme E electric off-road racing series. After the team already managed to win the opening race in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, at the beginning of April, Rosberg X Racing also retained the upper hand at the Ocean X-Prix.
May 10, 2021 - 02:06 pm
Antonio Felix da Costa leads in Monaco Formula E
Current Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa secured his first win of the season at the seventh race of the electric series in Monaco in his DS Techeetah. The Portuguese racer won ahead of Virgin driver Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans in the Jaguar.