All-electric race renews contract with Chargemaster

The UK’s largest provider of EV charging stations has signed a two-year contract to keep batteries topped up at Formula E, the all-electric racing championship. Chargemaster will provide charging infrastructure at the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series again following a successful partnership in the previous season. The series, which features 12 races spread around the world, has recently caught the attention […]

“Brains” key to Formula E says racer Chandhok

  Formula E is going to call on all the brains its racers can muster says Team Mahindra’s Karun Chandhok. Chandhok will race alongside teammate Bruno Senna – nephew of the legendary F1 racer – in the international electric car series. He told ELN: “The car feels quite balanced, the energy recovery stuff is really […]

Electric racing car rolls into Las Vegas

It’s a fair gamble to say Las Vegas has probably never before seen this powerful an electric car. Yesterday the vehicle to be used in Formula E’s racing series made its public debut by rolling into the American gambling capital. Former Formula One driver Lucas di Grassi took the zero emission single-seater for a spin […]

Le Mans 24-hour race gets electric car

The electric car is headed for its next real test of endurance – as a new model is entering the 24-hour race at Le Mans next year. Green cars are no longer a strange sight at Le Mans as two hybrids won in 2012, with Audi’s E-Tron coming in first and second place. However a hydrogen-electric car […]

London will host Formula E electric Grand Prix

The UK will host one of the first ever electric Grand Prix-style races in London when the Formula E Championship kicks off next year. Eight cities so far have been selected to hold races in 2014, including Rome in Italy, China’s capital Beijing and the South American party centres Rio De Janeiro in Brazil and […]

Oarsome use of energy

ELN visits the Olympic rowing lake where EDF have helped east end kids get a taste of glory….

Eight minute electric car record beaten

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has broken the eight minute barrier for electric cars at a track in Germany. Driver Jochen Krumbach set a new lap record of 7mins 47 secs with TMG’s EV P001, smashing the previous lap record which stood at 9mins 1 secs. The TMG team broke the record at the 20.8km Nordschleife […]