The US Department of Energy is investing over $55 million in 31 projects for more efficient vehicles. 19 of the projects seek to help achieve the goals of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, by making plug-in hybrids as affordable as gasoline cars by 2022. 12 projects are aimed at making passenger vehicles and commercial trucks more fuel-efficient. The Army is providing another $3.7-million in co-funding for battery technology, reducing friction and wear and testing fuel-efficient tires. Read mor
- John Beltz Snyder
- Aug 18, 2014
- Noah Joseph
- Apr 14, 2014
If you've been looking forward to Formula E kicking off its inaugural season of electric racing and holding an event in Brazil, you were probably pretty stoked to see that the calendar included a race in Rio de Janeiro. As well you should: while Brazil has been a mainstay of the Formula One calendar for decades, the Brazilian Grand Prix has been held at Interlagos – closer to São Paulo than Rio – since 1990.
- Sebastian Blanco
- Mar 25, 2014
As bad as The Phantom Menace was, you can't say that the podrace scene didn't have some cool sounds. If you liked the way that Ben Quadinaros or Gasgano sounded as they roared past the digital camera on screen, you might like to know that the upcoming Formula E race series is apparently an audio sibling.
- Sebastian Blanco
- Mar 13, 2014
Now that the Sochi Olympics are over (and the Paralympic games winding down), the purpose-built infrastructure is going to need to find new life. Perhaps Russia can ask China how to reuse old Olympic facilities, now that Formula E has announced it will conduct its first race on the grounds of the most famous building of the 2008 summer Olympic games, the Bird's Eye Stadium.
- Danny King
- Jan 30, 2014
The FIA Formula E Championship electric-vehicle racing circuit has added eight drivers to the competition to bring its total to 16. Ex-Formula One driver Bruno Senna from Brazil, French Champ Car Series racer Sébastien Bourdais, Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan from India and American Formula One driver John R. Heldebrand, Jr. are among the newer batch of drivers to sign onto for the debut season of really fast, really quiet races.