Electric power isn’t just useful for revolutionising our road network. It has far greater implications and applications. This issue features two pioneering yet very different ventures, from the extreme wilds of the world where a new electric racing series aims to highlight global environmental issues, to the skies around us that are serving as the test bed for the next-generation in aircraft.
Extreme E was started by Formula E familiar face, Alejandro Agag, along with Gil de Ferran. The plan is simple: combine the intoxicating world of rally with electric power and a mantra for sustainability. Alex Grant talks to the main man to give you a thorough introduction to sport’s hottest new fledgling electric race series.
The Airspeeder was a fictional wonder for many years, residing firmly in the ‘wouldn’t it be nice if…’ category. Just two years on and it has leaped off the page and into the air, following successful first flights in Australia. This is the dawn of an exciting new chapter in air travel, but also electric propulsion, our understanding of what aircraft are capable of and technology innovations – all with the backdrop of potentially riveting air racing.
In review, we have first drive of the Hyundai IONIQ 5, a car we focused on in our last issue and notable for its 800V charging ability that sees its battery filled from 10-80% in as little as 18 minutes. We also explore the road with the Polestar 2 and Volkswagen Golf GTE, while our spotlight falls upon the Kia EV6: sister car to the IONIQ 5.
As always, there’s much more inside too, with latest news, camping gadgets for your EV and more. Check out the contents below or dive into the magazine via one of the links.