Sunday, August 30, 2015

The world is heating up but there is something really cool in development; Electric Autosport. Consumers have been demanding a radical new approach to emissions produced by their cars. The car industry has been hesitant to produce truly zero emission cars but the rules of the game have changed. A sports car like the Tesla Roadster has redefined what is possible with electric vehicles and now the entire industry is getting excited about the new possibilities.

Something similar is happening on the race track. It is thought by many that racing can never do without the roar of the internal combustion engine, that audiences will not take to it. At the other end of the spectrum there has been a rise of, indeed not very exciting, eco-efficiency races. But a new discipline of racing is emerging and that is electric racing. There are many prototypes being developed, supercars being built, records broken and the first races are taking place.

These developments calls for a website that brings you the news and background stories about what is happening on the electric race track. ElectricAutosport.com was the first to fully cover Formula E and we will keep you up to date with the latest prototypes that are being released, news about the different emerging race series, tech news that could be relevant for autosport and opinion pieces analysing and placing the news in a broader context.

Tim Biesbrouck

Motorsport reporter & PR consultant. Co-founder ElectricAutosport.com

I found my passion for sustainable motorsport by joining world’s first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. Believing that electric racing would earn its place, I combined experience in publishing, marketing and reporting into ElectricAutosport.com. As an award winning motorsport reporter I tend to be on top of what’s happening.

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Godert van Hardenbroek

Sustainable business developer. Co-founder ElectricAutosport.com

For many years now I’ve been convinced of the pulling power that zero emission racing has to draw in a new audience to get excited about super clean cars. I was one of the crazy ones that was ahead of the curve when we established Formula Zero, a race class for hydrogen electric vehicles, but now a trend with electric racing is clearly and visibly emerging. We will provide reports and analysis of these trends as we see them happen.

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Lewis Larkam

Editor ElectricAutosport.com

I’m currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of Huddersfield, pursuing my passion for a career in motorsport. As a reporter for British GT driver Tom Oliphant and F1 correspondent at Yuppee magazine, I have experience working for SRO covering the 2014 Blancpain GT 24 hours of Spa and British F3.

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Alex Odell

Graphic designer ElectricAutosport.com

As a fan of both drawing and racing cars from an early age, drawing racing cars has come naturally to me. A creative artworker by day, I love nothing more than to conjure up motorsport related imagery. From maps and spotter guides to posters and liveries. By night I strap myself to my computer via a virtual 6-point harness and take part in sim racing. Which is, of course, entirely powered by electricity!

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