F1 technology in buses to help cut fuel usage

Four British engineering firms that will use technology initially designed for Formula One cars in buses and diggers to improve fuel efficiency have been granted funding totalling more than £28 million. Ford, GKN Land Systems, Cummins and JCB and its partner Flybrid will share the cash – which will support investment of £133 million – […]

Formula E car unveiled for electric race

The new car that will be used in the electric motor racing championship was unveiled in Germany yesterday. Two iconic Formula One teams McLaren and Williams helped build the Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully electric single-seater car, which was revealed during the opening day of the 65th International Frankfurt Motor Show, for the Formula E series. A […]

UK ‘risks falling behind on electric cars’

The UK is at risk of falling behind other nations when it comes to electric cars according to new analysis. Although Britain now has the world’s fifth most competitive automotive industry in the world, with Formula One an example of technological innovation, this lead “will not be maintained automatically” suggests the left-leaning think tank IPPR […]

Damon Hill takes the wheel in low carbon car competition

British Formula One legend Damon Hill is taking the wheel in the RAC Future Car Challenge next weekend. The 1996 world champion is driving a Skoda Fabia Greenline II on behalf of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, one of two diesel-powered ICE category cars entered by the GFEI team. The challenge kicks off on Saturday […]