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The current rules have each team running identical machinery. But starting next year, participating manufacturers will be able to design their own electric powertrains for the FIA Formula E Championship, with outfits like Andretti, Venturi and Renault already on board.

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The charity Greenpower Education Trust is looking for 10 local schools to build electric racecars to compete as a support race for the final Formula E rounds of the inaugural season there in June. The students will race around the same Battersea Park circuit as the faster vehicles.

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The inaugural FIA Formula E Championship will end with two races held back to back around Battersea Park on the south bank of the River Thames in London.

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The FIA slots in a new round in Moscow into the inaugural Formula E calendar currently under way, bridging the gap between the races in Berlin and London.

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Volvo may be pulling its support from touring car racing, but the latest word from Sweden has the automaker fixing its eye on a more environmentally friendly form of motorsport.

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Tricky Turn 10 Eats The Leaders In Argentina's Electric Race

Leaders rise and fall while racing under electric power around the streets of the Argentinian capital in the fourth round of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.

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This could be the end of the line for Frank Montagny's once-promising career, after the French racing driver tested positive for a cocaine derivative after the second Formula E race in Malaysia.

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Vergne Takes Pole And Earns FanBoost, But Was It Enough For The Win?

The inaugural FIA Formula E Championship is now getting up to speed. After the opening round in Beijing, followed by a two-month break and the second round in Malaysia, the electrified circus set sail for Uruguay for the Punta del Este ePrix on the Atlantic coast.

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First Race Is This Weekend In Uruguay

With few notable exceptions, racing drivers don't tend to last very long in Formula One, but lately it seems that Formula E is the top choice for many grand prix veterans. And now the electric racing series can count one more as Jean-Eric Vergne has signed on.

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Mercedes-Benz didn't just win the Formula One World Championship in 2014 – it positively dominated it. The team won all but three of the grands prix this season, scoring a one-two finish at more than half of them and landing at least one car on the podium at every race without exception. It goes without saying, then, that the German automaker thrives on competition, but now it's welcoming even more.

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Electric Racing Series Takes To The Streets Of Putrajaya

It's been over two months since the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship kicked off with its first race in Beijing. And after an extended break, the action got back under way this weekend with the second race in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Social Media Can Literally Affect The Race

NASCAR, take note: this is one fun idea. FIA Formula E Championship organizers are letting the general public vote for their favorite racer in the first-ever electric-vehicle racing circuit. And the so-called FanBoost feature is far more than a popularity contest.

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Renault Body Still Likely To Dominate

Kicking off in Beijing two weeks ago, the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship race is now officially in the history books. But rather than a full-on world championship, Formula E is more of a spec racing series. That's because every team is running identical cars, but the series organizers want to change that.

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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Is More Fun This Way

The BMW i8 is a pretty impressive car, and a highly visible one at that. It's a great brand ambassador, but not just for BMW. It's really no surprise that Formula E chose it as the safety car from the electric racing series. And, for its duties at tracks around the word, the i8 safety car got some slick upgrades, including wireless charging capabilities courtesy of Qualcomm.

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It's been a long time coming, but the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship finally took place this weekend with the first race in China, officially kicking off a new era of electric racing on the international scene with the 2014 Formula E Beijing ePrix.

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The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China.

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The Formula E electric race series kicks off this month, and we're going to see something somewhat unusual during each ePrix: car swapping. Each race will last around an hour, which, with the demands on the car, is longer than its battery will last. That's why each driver is assigned two cars for each race, and is required by regulations, and necessity, to hop out of one ride and into another partway through the competition. And while car swapping has been a no-no in open-wheel racing in recent

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Racing series typically select a safety car appropriate to the kinds of racecars for which they'll be setting the pace. So you might find a Mercedes SLS pacing a Formula One grand prix, for example, and you're more likely to find a BMW M4 on duty at a DTM race and a Chevy Camaro or SS on an oval speedway for a NASCAR or Indy race. It would only stand to reason, then, that the FIA Formula E Championship kicking off next month in Beijing would press a plug-in into service as its safety car. But th

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With the first dress rehearsal now complete and the inaugural race in Beijing now just a few weeks away, the last few seats are filling up fast for the FIA Formula E Championship as the China Racing team has announced its driver lineup.

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It's coming down to the line. After months if not years of preparation, the inaugural Formula E championship will kick off in just over a month from now with the world's first all-electric formula race in Beijing. But before the series can get there, it needs to practice.

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California Ports Test Electric Trucks; Global CNG, LPG Forecasts

Curious to see how the Formula E car swap goes down? During each hour-long race (or ePrix, as the series calls them), drivers have to make a pit stop to switch cars as the battery runs down. Of course, they want to do it as quickly as possible. It's kind of a tricky dance extricating oneself from the cockpit of one car and slipping into the seat of another facing the opposite direction. See the maneuver in the video below and read more at Jalopnik.

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