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Formula E reveals Gen2 racer

Formula E has unveiled its second-generation racer, set to hit the track in the 2018/19 season. The futuristic racer, dubbed Gen2, has double the battery capacity and, by extension, twice the range of the current car, spelling an end to the awkward mid-race car-swaps that currently feature...

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Roborace pits self-driving racer against human driver in Hong Kong
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Roborace pits self-driving racer against human driver in Hong Kong

Autonomous racing series, Roborace, has put its self-driving prototype to the test against a human driver around the streets of Hong Kong. The comparison was run at the first Formula E race for the 2o17/18 season...


Video: Watch a Formula E car take on a cheetah
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Video: Watch a Formula E car take on a cheetah

Formula E has lined John-Eric Vergne up alongside a cheetah, as part of a unique promotional stunt. Designed to highlight the burgeoning race series' eco-credentials, the video draws attention to the fact cheetahs are at threat of extinction...


Nissan to join Formula E from 2018
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Nissan to join Formula E from 2018

Nissan will become the first Japanese manufacturer to join Formula E when it lines up on the grid in the 2018-19 season. The company says its participation in the electric championship will be a great platform to share its Nissan Intelligent Mobility message, which focuses on how vehicles drive, are powered and integrated into society...


Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy: Electric cat gets its own racing series
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Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy: Electric cat gets its own racing series

The upcoming Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV is getting its own EV race series, appropriately named the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy. As the world's first production battery-electric vehicle racing championship, the I-Pace eTrophy series will be the support event for the FIA Formula E championships from late-2018...


Porsche to join Formula E from 2019
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Porsche to join Formula E from 2019

German marque Porsche has announced it will join the all-electric Formula E championship as a works manufacturer from 2019, which also marks the end of its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of this year...


Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM
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Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E, ditch DTM

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a shift in its motorsport program that sees the German brand ditch the DTM touring car series in favour of Formula E starting in 2019. Having been involved in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM, and its predecessor series since its inception in 1988, Mercedes has won 183 races, along with 10 drivers’, 13 team and six manufacturer titles from 26 seasons...


BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship
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BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship

BMW has confirmed its entry as an official manufacturer from the fifth season (2018/19) onwards of the fledgling Formula E championship. The Andretti Formula E works team will use a BMW-sourced electric drivetrain from season 5, and will serve as a development hub for the company's upcoming iNEXT autonomous project and the next-generation of its electrified BMW i range...


BMW confirms Formula E racing project
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BMW confirms Formula E racing project

BMW Motorsport has announced its plans for a potential team entry into the fifth season of the all-electric Formula E championship. Currently in its third season, the FIA Formula E championship has already seen the likes of Citroen, Jaguar and Renault make manufacturer's entries, with BMW the latest major automaker to join the electric racing series...


NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever
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NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever

Chinese Formula E contender, NextEV, has launched its NIO electric car brand along with the EP9 - the fastest electric car in the world. Launched at an event in London, the NIO EP9 is powered by four electric motors producing a combined output of 1-MegaWatt (like the Koenigsegg One:1), or 1000kW (1360hp) and 1480Nm of torque from 0rpm...


Jaguar I-Pace uses Formula E tech for improved performance
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Jaguar I-Pace uses Formula E tech for improved performance

It’s all starting to make sense now, why British luxury carmaker, Jaguar, would dive head-first into the all-electric Formula E racing series. This week, the company unveiled the Jaguar I-Pace Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show - its first ever electric vehicle, only in this case, it’s a performance SUV with styling derived from its C-X75 hybrid-electric supercar concept, which we saw at Paris in 2010...


Audi quits Le Mans and WEC, shifts to Formula E instead
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Audi quits Le Mans and WEC, shifts to Formula E instead

Audi has contested its final 24 Hours of Le Mans for the foreseeable future, with the luxury marque announcing today that it will leave the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2016 season. The statement overnight confirms rumours that had been growing with the industry for the last few weeks...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Formula E will hold first open-wheel race in New York City in 2017
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Formula E will hold first open-wheel race in New York City in 2017

The all-electric Formula E championship will hold its first race in New York City during its 2016/2017 season. Although the track for the race resembles a street circuit, the temporary circuit actually doesn't touch public roads and is fully enclosed within Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal...


Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship
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Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship

Is there an electric Range Rover on the horizon? What about an all-electric Jaguar F-Type? The answer is, not yet, but, legendary British carmaker Jaguar has taken the first steps towards an electric vehicle future. Jaguar confirmed its return to the ranks of international motorsport, announcing this week that it will contest the third season of the innovative all-electric FIA Formula E championship, which gets underway this October...


Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video
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Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video

The new autonomous racing series Roborace has revealed the ‘DevBot’ development vehicle, its robotic, driverless, electric racing concept. The main purpose of the DevBot is to allow teams to develop technologies and experience the hardware that will be used on the upcoming ‘Robocar’, which was previewed as a concept in April and will be revealed in its final form later this year...


Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car
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Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car

Italian design house Pininfarina is said to be moving towards producing an electric sports car, according to a new report. UK website Autocar claims that Mahindra, the Indian giant that acquired Pininfarina late last year, is looking to the iconic studio and coachbuilder to aid its electric vehicle (EV) plans...


Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts
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Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts

Indian manufacturer Mahindra has revealed three Formula E race car concepts designed by Italian design house Pininfarina. Known for penning some of the most beautiful Ferraris to ever grace the world’s tarmac, Pininfarina - now owned by the Mahindra Group - has turned its attention to designing the next all-electric Formula racer...


Roborace series reveals robo racer concept
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Roborace series reveals robo racer concept

Roborace, the new driverless offshoot of the FIA-approved Formula E racing series, has revealed the first ultra-futuristic concept design for its autonomous track weapon. The unnamed concept is the work of artist and new Roborace chief design officer, Daniel Simon...


Formula E Roborace: driverless electric racing series announced
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Formula E Roborace: driverless electric racing series announced

The minds behind the unique Formula E racing series have announced a new category that will launch in the 2016/17 season: Roborace. Perhaps inspired by Audi’s track-attacking RS 7 autonomous car, the new series will focus on driverless electric race cars, allowing companies to further test and develop technologies in the field...