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.
May 10, 2021 - 11:10 am
Opel Corsa-e now available with racy design
Opel had recently delivered the first ten Corsa-e Rally for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup to customer teams. From now on, every owner of the production model can also give their electric car a rally look.
May 5, 2021 - 10:11 am
VW ID.4 finishes endurance race in Mexico
Volkswagen has taken the VW ID.4 through its paces as the company entered a heavily modified version into the Mexican 1000 race. The race pitted contestants against each other across the Baja Peninsula, with around 70% making it to the finish line at all.
May 3, 2021 - 05:04 pm
Pure ETCR racing series to be FIA World Cup from 2022
The Pure ETCR electric touring car series will officially become an FIA World Cup from its second season and then be called the FIA eTouring Car World Cup. The 2021 season starting in June will still be held under the old name.
Apr 29, 2021 - 01:54 pm
Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid hypercar
Following a series of hints, Audi now officially announced plans to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season. Unlike Toyota or Peugeot, however, the German company will not build a hypercar according to Le Mans rules.
Apr 26, 2021 - 12:10 pm
Mercedes & BMW win Formula E leg in Valencia
Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Especially the Saturday race with the Mercedes victory caused discussions: Only nine of the 24 cars were scored in the end, as many drivers ran out of energy.
Apr 22, 2021 - 01:51 pm
FIA announces electric GT racing series
The FIA has unveiled plans for the introduction of an all-electric GT category that would offer significantly more freedom for technical development than previous electric racing series. However, it is still only a concept and no date has been set for its launch.
Apr 22, 2021 - 11:16 am
Endurance exhausted in Mexican desert race
The US startup Lordstown Motors wanted to demonstrate the capabilities of its future all-electric Endurance pickup truck at a desert race in Mexico, but the plan went awry due to energy management issues.
Apr 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm
Vergne & Vandoorne win Formula E in Rome
The two races on the second weekend of Formula E have produced two new winners this season. Saturday’s race was won by previous champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday, Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.
Mar 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm
Next Formula E safety car is a tuned Mini
The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will be taken over by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW: a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.
Mar 26, 2021 - 01:58 pm
Porsche to remain with the Formula E
Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the coming years. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed “Gen3” race cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.
Mar 23, 2021 - 02:52 pm
Hyundai & TU Delft team develop hydrogen racing car
The student team Forze Hydrogen Racing from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands is receiving support from South Korean carmaker Hyundai in the development of the new generation of its Forze hydrogen racing car.
Mar 15, 2021 - 03:56 pm
Marelli & Fraunhofer develop motorsport power module
Fraunhofer IZM and the Italian automotive supplier Marelli have developed a power module for electrified traction applications in motorsport. The all-silicon carbide-based module, called EDI, is said to enable higher conversion efficiencies and to be smaller and lighter.
Mar 6, 2021 - 06:06 pm
British 5 Nations Trophy to include EVs
The 2021 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy will now include both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles in its headlining Supercar class.
Feb 28, 2021 - 12:40 pm
De Vries and Bird win Diriyah E-Prix double-header
The Formula E is on again, and with the season just starting remains entirely unpredictable. The FIA World Championship’s opening races on Friday and Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, happened at night, making for striking imagery.
Feb 25, 2021 - 03:31 pm
Bosch to build electric drives for Dragon Racing
Bosch Motorsport and the Formula E team Dragon Penske Autosport have agreed to a long-term technology and development partnership. As part of the partnership, Bosch is developing a vehicle management system with hardware and software components that is specially adapted to the requirements of the Formula E car.
Feb 2, 2021 - 03:51 pm
Johnson Matthey to supply cell tech to Virgin Racing
Johnson Matthey has a new partnership to show the eLNO cathode material technology in action. The company teamed up with Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing. They will co-develop what the companies consider the “first-ever” electric race car powered by JM’s new batteries.
Jan 21, 2021 - 12:14 pm
Formula One could take to the skies with H2
At CES 2021, French startup MACA presented the Carcopter, a concept for a hydrogen-powered Formula 1 flying car. Yes, you read that right and the founders want to establish an entire air race around it.
Jan 18, 2021 - 01:36 pm
Toyota presents hybrid racecar for WEC
Toyota Gazoo Racing has unveiled the race car it will enter in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. In line with the new hypercar regulations, the GR010 Hybrid features an all-wheel drive powertrain with system power capped at 500 kW.
Jan 12, 2021 - 03:42 pm
Formula 1 Team McLaren goes for Formula E
McLaren Racing has secured an option to participate in Formula E once the 3rd generation race cars debut. The option will enable McLaren to enter the championship as one of a maximum of twelve teams from the 2022/23 season.
Dec 3, 2020 - 12:29 pm
BMW to withdraw from Formula E
A few days after Audi, BMW has also announced its withdrawal from Formula E. They will end their involvement in the electric racing series at the end of the coming season to sharpen their focus on series production, the Munich-based company announced.
Dec 2, 2020 - 11:32 pm
Volkswagen steps out of motorsports
While Volkswagen eMobility board member Thomas Ulbrich is leaving the Group next year, electric mobility is precipitating Volkswagen’s change in position on motorsports. The German carmaker is leaving the motorsport arena to gather its strength for electric mobility.