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Updates from the world of electric and hybrid racing cars, bikes and even boats and planes.

Acura NSX Pikes Peak

Acura Enter NSX-Inspired Electric Prototype into Pikes Peak Plus Two Hybrid NSX

Acura will field a pair of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 26 June 2016, marking the North American racing debut of Acura’s next-generation NSX.

The two Acura NSX supercars will compete in the Time Attack 1 and 2 classes and will be piloted by brothers James and Nick Robinson, respectively, both from the company’s North American engineering team. In addition, Acura will campaign an NSX-inspired prototype vehicle…

Buemi makes his move on Bruno Senna - Formula E London ePrix 28 June 2015 - AutoVolt

Formula E London ePrix Given a Green Light

The trouble with street racing is permissions to close entire city centres or areas within them are often fraught with problems and can take a while to achieve. Despite the FIA Formula E having successfully run the inaugural London ePrix last year at Battersea Park, the organisers have only just today been given the green light for the 2016 London ePrix in Battersea Park on 2nd and 3rd July.

Victory RR

Victory Returns to the TT Zero

Victory Motorcycles is returning with the Victory Racing team to compete in the Isle of Man TT Zero race with an all-new electric race bike called the Victory RR. The Victory RR electric motorcycle has been developed over the past year using data gathered during last year’s TT Zero and will be ridden by William Dunlop.

This means Victory Racing is fielding entries in two of the world’s most gruelling road races – Pikes Peak in the USA and the Isle of Man TT in Europe…

BMW i8 Safety Car - Formula E London ePrix 28 June 2015 - AutoVolt

BMW i Title Sponsor for Berlin ePrix, Round Eight of #FormulaE

Today, BMW has three plug-in hybrid cars and another with the BMW i sub-brand, the i8. They also have the all-electric i3 but there are lots more in the works, including the BMW 7-Series iPerformance plug-in hybrid.

In celebration of these cars, the company’s support of Formula E and the forthcoming race in Germany, BMWi is proud to sponsor the Berlin ePrix in round eight of the 2015/16 Formula E calendar, on 21st May 2016…

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Moscow ePrix 2016 Cancelled due to Unforeseen Road Closures

Formula E has today confirmed that round nine of the FIA Formula E Championship will not take place in Moscow on 4th June 2016. Together with the local authorities, Formula E has taken the decision not to race in the Russian capital due to recent and unforeseen circumstances related to road closures. Alejandro Agag, Formula E CEO said:

“While it is unfortunate news not to race in Moscow on June 4, we looked at a number of alternative options as a replacement but…

Formula E Paris ePrix 2016

Di Grassi Triumphant at First Ever Formula E Paris ePrix

Lucas di Grassi has won the latest round of Formula E, the Paris ePrix. The FIA’s home city hosted the sold-out event for the first time providing spectacular backdrops of the Eiffel Tower with a freshly tarmacced track located around Place des Invalides. Di Grassi’s win is his third of the season.

Starting from pole position, Britain’s Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) was unable to capitalise on his qualifying pace and immmediately dropped back to third after a slow start. Each of the teams had been suffering from poor cold tyre performance…

Lucas di Grassi CNN

“Vettel and Hamilton would have a hard time in Formula E”, says Lucas di Grassi

This Friday, ‘CNN World Sport’ broadcasts an interview with Formula E Championship Leader, Lucas Di Grassi, ahead of the Paris E-Prix – the next event on the Formula E calendar.

Di Grassi speaks to host Alex Thomas about his controversial disqualification in Mexico earlier in the season, and the increased attendances the sport is currently experiencing.

As a former Formula One driver, Di Grassi offers his thoughts on two of the sport’s world champions, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel…

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Mahindra Racing & Pininfarina Release Concept Formula E Designs

Mahindra Racing and Pininfarina today released three concept designs of possible future Formula E racing cars. These images are the product of a collaborative and creative project to offer fans a glimpse of the potential form of Formula E in the future.

The release of these images follows the recent launch of the FIA Formula E tender to design and manufacture the chassis that will be used from season five onwards. To reduce costs, all teams will use the same chassis with the powertrain and software being…

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Roborace Unveils Daniel Simon Design for Driverless, Electric & Connected Racecar

If you saw the Hollywood film Tron Legacy, chances are you’ll remember the achingly gorgeous light-bike design of the lead character’s speedy white glossy cockpit adorned motorcycle. It was a thing of beauty and something moviegoers could easily imagine to be real – or should be real. The bike’s creator was Daniel Simon, who’s career has seen him head design for Bugatti, design Le Mans racing cars, drones and even the odd spaceship too. It’s a fascinating background to this; his latest creation.

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Fans Invited to Design New Delhi ePrix with Mahindra Formula E Team

Fancy your chances as a race track layout designer? Mahindra Formula E Team is giving the creative opportunity to get sketching and create a suitable circuit that might be used as a future ePrix in New Delhi, India! Fans should submit their ideas on Facebook and Twitter in response to Team Principle Dilbagh Gill.
Following the success of Mahindra Racing’s recent visit to India during which the M2Electro Formula E car took to the track for…

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