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Feb 14, 2020 at 08:00. 17 comments

Electric Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Proves The Future Will Be Just Fine

Electric Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Proves The Future Will Be Just Fine

Last weekend at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Colliseum something truly new happened. You could feel a change in the air as the old boy’s club of motorcycle racing embraced a new technology. For the first time ever, at the 11th Annual One Pro motorcycle dirt flat track race, the pros went head to head on race bikes powered purely by electricity.

The competitive spirit of humans isn’t dulled by...

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Jan 31, 2020. 14 comments

Ken Block Ran The Extreme E Electric Race Truck In The Last Stage Of The Dakar Rally And Did Pretty Okay

Ken Block Ran The Extreme E Electric Race Truck In The Last Stage Of The Dakar Rally And Did Pretty Okay

Extreme E is the off-road electric racing series from the people who brought you Formula E, and the Odyssey 21 is the buggy-like SUV which will form the basis of the series. The folks behind Extreme E invited Head Hoon Ken Block out to rip around the Saudi desert in one of these for a one-day test and then enter the final stage (stage 12) of the Dakar outside of Riyadh. To give you some idea...

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Matt Brown Matt Brown Dec 14, 2019. 15 comments

World's First Electric Rally Car Begins Testing

World's First Electric Rally Car Begins Testing

Are you shopping for a sensible, environmentally friendly 4-door hatchback for around £46,000? Would you also like to silently send it sideways down a rally stage? Well I have good news. Testing has begun on the Corsa-e Rally, soon to be available from Opel (kudos on resisting the urge to call it the RallE).

The rally version retains the 134 horsepower front-wheel-drive electric motor and...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 08, 2019. 12 comments

This Electric-Powered Porsche 911 RSR Was the Coolest Pikes Peak Racer This Year

This Electric-Powered Porsche 911 RSR Was the Coolest Pikes Peak Racer This Year

Anything shaped like an old Porsche is bound to grab my attention, but when it’s powered by electricity I’m cutting a bee line to go see it. This all electric 911 Pikes Peak racer really grabbed my attention ahead of the event, but it absolutely blew my mind when I first laid eyes on it during the Fan Fest on the Friday evening before the race. It’s got a really unique layout that I’ve never...

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