The E-Car 333 concept EV debuted at the Brussels Auto Show. Designed and slated for production in Belgium when it goes on sale in 2016, the three-wheeled car features a recycled steel chassis and a body made from laminated flax. It uses a lithium polymer battery powering either a 15- or 25-kW electric motor, and offers a driving range of 300 km (186 mi). It starts at €18,000 (about $20,270), but can cost as much as €42,000 (about $47,300) with the full suite of options. Lighting design company Hugo Neumann partnered on the E-Car 333 project. Read more at Technologic Vehicles or at the Hugo Neumann website.
Jarno Trulli will not take a 10-place grid penalty in the Formula E Miami ePrix. Formula E had mistakenly issued a press release stating that he would, after changing his gearbox following a crash during practice ahead of the race in Buenos Aires. Trulli served the penalty in that race, and Formula E has issued a new statement clarifying the mistake. "We were in for a real surprise after the race when we saw the Formula E press release stating that Jarno would be penalized in Miami for gearbox change," says Trulli Formula E Team Principal Lucio Cavuto. "I would like to thank the FIA for their immediate response and bringing clarity on the matter." Read more in the press release below.
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Following Formula E's press release on January 10, 2015 stating the stewards decision to issue a 10-place grid penalty for Jarno Trulli for the coming ePrix in Miami, Trulli Formula E would like to clarify that this is not the case.
Trulli's gearbox was changed before race start in Buenos Aires following his crash in Qualifying. According to the stewards' decision, Trulli served this penalty at the Buenos Aires race and will therefore not serve a 10-place grid penalty in next ePrix in Miami in March, as wrongfully stated in the press release from Formula E.
Team Principal Lucio Cavuto, said, "We were in for a real surprise after the race when we saw the Formula E press release stating that Jarno would be penalized in Miami for gearbox change, as this isn't in line with the rules of the Championship. Upon asking the FIA to clarify the statement, it became clear that it had been an interpretation mistake on Formula E's side as we took the penalty in Buenos Aires. I would like to thank the FIA for their immediate response and bringing clarity on the matter."
Jarno Trulli and Trulli Formula E have followed all proceedings issued by the stewards, FIA and Formula E and would therefore like to clarify this misunderstanding.