Formula E unveils the next generation of all-electric racing

February 16, 2017 by  
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The all-electric Forumla E racing series is set to get a major update for its fifth season, which kicks off at the end of 2018. Spark Racing Technology won the contract to build the second-generation race car bodies for the series fifth season and has just revealed the initial renderings, and they are simply stunning! Spark Racing Technology currently builds the race car bodies that run now in the competition, but the French company hopes to make some major improvements to its new design, including improved aerodynamics and lighter weight. The improvements will not only improve the efficiency of the race car’s battery , but also make the cars faster. Related: Tiny electric car smashes world record by hitting 0-60 mph in 1.5 seconds The concept that we see in these images will likely go through a few more iterations as its gets closer to the kick off the fifth season. Spark still has to work with chassis manufacturing partner Dallara, which may make the final car look quite different. Either way, unlike road cars , which get toned down from the original concepts, the final version of Spark’s new race car could be even more extreme. Another big update that we’ll see in the fifth season is a new battery that is being developed by McLaren , Sony, and Atieva that will give the race cars a much longer driving range, which will last the entire race. Currently drivers have to swap out the batteries during the race. + Spark Racing Technologies All images @ Spark Racing Technologies

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The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

July 28, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. A team of students from the University of Stuttgart just designed, built and raced what could be the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world. During carefully monitored tests, the student-designed E0711-6 electric car successfully managed to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a mind-blowing 1.779 seconds. The team is anxiously awaiting confirmation of a new record from the Guinness Book of World Records. Read the rest of The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

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Formula E Unveils Blazing Fast Spark-Renault Electric Race Car

September 13, 2013 by  
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Electric cars are going vroom . Earlier this week, FIA President Jean Todt and Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag revealed the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully electric single-seat racecar on the opening day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show . The vehicle represents the future of zero-emission racing, and it could do laps around your typical electric car with a limited max speed of 140 miles per hour. Read the rest of Formula E Unveils Blazing Fast Spark-Renault Electric Race Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 FIA Formula E series , Alejandro Agag , clean cars , electric cars , Environment , Formula 1 , Formula E , green transportation , green vehicles , International Frankfurt Motor Show , Jean Todt , McLaren , News , Renault , Spark , Spark-Renault SRT_01 , zero emission vehicles        

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