Top 14 must read electric racing articles of 2014

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1414 ACCIONA is the first fully electric car to enter Dakar Rally

ACCIONA is the first team to enter a fully electric car in the prestigious Dakar Rally. Starting 4th of January in Buenos Aires, pilots Albert Bosch and Agustín Payá will push the boundaries of their battery electric vehicle in order to complete a distance of over 9,000 kilometres.

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14. ACCIONA is the first fully electric car to enter Dakar Rall...

1313 Formula E battery guru on development and gives outlook

Williams Advanced Engineering is currently the sole battery supplier in Formula E. With a heritage in Formula 1 and the development of cutting edge batteries, the British manufacturer was given the task to design, develop and manufacture batteries in record time to power the vehicles in world’s first championship with electric single seat racing cars.

Electric Autosport co-founder Tim Biesbrouck looked into this epic journey with Okan Tur, the mastermind behind the concept of the Formula E battery.

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13. Formula E battery guru on development and gives outlook

1212 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb almost saw an EV winning

A pair of Mitsubishi’s MiEV Evolution III all-electric prototype racecars placed first and second within the Electric Modified division in the 92st running of the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. Six-time PPIHC motorcycle champion Greg Tracy finished ahead of his teammate and two-time Dakar Rally winner Hiroshi Masuoka. Last year’s winner Nobuhiro Tajima ranked third after a troubled race.

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1111 Rimac Concept_One electric supercar features in Formula E

Rimac Automobili now reaches a global audience by supplying one of its exclusive all-electric Concept_One supercars to the FIA Formula E Championship. It will be used by the championship’s Race Director during all city centre race events. This eye-catcher will be seen during track inspections and passenger laps.

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11. Rimac Concept_One electric supercar features in Formula E

1010 DHL solved Formula E’s logistical nightmare

By initiating a global championship for electric vehicles it raised the question how sustainable it really would be. One of these topics addresses transportation. How on earth can a racing series be called ‘green’ if you are having events in four continents? DHL is official founding and logistics partner of the FIA Formula E Championship and found solutions to minimise the carbon footprint. ElectricAutosport.com was one of the few media given a look behind the scenes.

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10. DHL solved Formula E’s logistical nightmare

99 ETH Zürich wins Formula Student Electric, beating ICE

Students of ETH Zürich have won the German Formula Student Electric competition at the Hockenheim circuit. Praised by its design and speed, the AMZ Racing Team ranked first after a range of static and dynamic disciplines. The German Stuttgart University finished second and three-time winner Delft University of Technology from the Netherlands became third.

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9. ETH Zürich wins Formula Student Electric, beating ICE

88 First renders: all electric formula car with ‘F1 specs’

Quimera Responsible Racing pushes the boundaries of what’s technologically possible in racing. With numerous of projects in its pipeline, and having realised electric race car prototypes, it now released the first renders of the All Electric Grand Formula (AEGF).

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8. First renders: all electric formula car with ‘F1 specs’

77 Renovo Motors reveals first all-electric American supercar (photos, video and specs)

Silicon Valley will now become the hub of electric supercars. After four-and-a-half years of secret development, Renovo Motors unveiled the first all-electric American supercar: the Renovo Coupe.

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66 How Formula E can accelerate the adoption of wireless charging

Can you imagine a world where we are all driving electric cars and you don’t ever have to physically plug in your vehicle to charge? Clever engineers at Qualcomm think that this might be possible sooner than we anticipate. Motorsport might help accelerate this ideal EV scenario. One of the reasons it partnered up with the new global electric FIA Formula E Championship is to showcase wireless charging technology.

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6. How Formula E can accelerate the adoption of wireless charg...

55 First look into Formula E’s provisional technical roadmap

The FIA Formula E Championship and its teams are already gearing up for the second season. The currently one make series is not about the last for long as the electric racing series will open up to new manufacturers and inventions to allow technological improvements on the electric powertrain. The teams are currently discussing proposals behind closed doors. Electric Autosport investigated this interesting matter.

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5. First look into Formula E’s provisional technical roadmap

44 Battersea Park, London, will stage Formula E event

During the Formula E Global Launch in London, the organisers revealed that the season’s final race will be held within the grounds of Battersea Park in London. However the exact track layout is yet to be revealed, Battersea Park was rumoured earlier this year to stage the event, along with the streets around Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Park.

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4. Battersea Park, London, will stage Formula E event

33 Video and quotes of Prost and Heidfeld Formula E crash

Was it a race incident or was it avoidable? Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld were battling for the win in the first FIA Formula E Championship race held in Beijing until they collided in the final corner of the very last lap…

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3. Video and quotes of Prost and Heidfeld Formula E crash

22 Stunning renders: how a hydrogen powered Radical sports car would look like

Innovation in the automotive industry not always starts at the R&D departments of multinationals. Universities are playing an important role in developing new ideas, industry relevant projects and to come up with solutions to existing problems too. Designing new prototypes for racing have often found its roots in college.

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11 New record: electric race car 0-100 km/h in 1.785 seconds

Students from ETH Zürich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have achieved the impossible. Their own designed and built electric racing car accelerated from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 1.785 seconds and under 30 metres. There are no Formula 1 cars or electric super cars meeting this performance.

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1. New record: electric race car 0-100 km/h in 1.785 seconds
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  1. with over 60 Competition finishes in 2014, we at EVSR were a little disappointed not to be included on the list. Nonetheless we appreciate your articles and interest in our program and your enthusiasm for Electric Racers helps us all

    Look for EVSR at Pikes Peak in 2015

    • Hi Charlie. The list is based on the most read articles in 2014.
      As you know we encourage all developments in the area of electric racing, such as EVSR. And you are always welcome to keep us posted.

      All the best for the new year and we’re looking forward to your Pikes Peak participation!

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