formula e

  • The Extreme E race series chose the Goodwood Festival of Speed to reveal the Odyssey 21 rally racer. With a 550-hp electric powertrain and 37-in tires, this thing is ready to bite, grab and slide its way across every type of earthly surface toward the ultimate in pure-electric bragging rights.
  • Ready player one? Gamers who’ve loved the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo in the PlayStation game can now feast their eyes on the real thing. Audi has built a track-ready version of the e-tron to use as a race taxi in the all-electric Formula E series. Want a ride?
  • Having dropped the WEC last year, Audi has unveiled the car that will lead its motorsports involvement in the world of electric mobility. The FE04 will take to the track in the next Formula E season, making Audi the first big German manufacturer to have a factory offering in the burgeoning category.
  • Furthering its support of Formula E electric racing, Jaguar has announced the world’s first production battery electric vehicle race series. Called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, the series will support FIA’s Formula E championship, utilizing the same race circuits on the same weekends.
  • The third season of Formula E ended on the weekend, with Lucas Di Grassi snatching the title in dramatic circumstances. Races in cities, drama and support from big brands have made the category a growing force, but it's far from perfect. Here are three things we'd like to see from Formula E.
  • Another giant of the German car industry has thrown its weight behind Formula E, with Porsche deciding to drop its World Endurance Championship program in favor of the fast-growing category. The decision is a huge blow for the WEC, which lost the support of Audi around the same time last year.
  • Formula E has gained another big name entrant, with Mercedes-Benz joining rivals Audi and BMW in committing to the growing category. The decision spells the end of the brand's involvement in DTM racing, and signals a continued push towards electric mobility.
  • BMW has announced plans for its i Division to join the burgeoning Formula E series. It won't be the first German manufacturer to enter a factory-backed car in the pure-electric category, but the move signals a strong focus on electro-mobility from the suits in Munich.
  • Audi has committed to Formula E, completing its push away from the World Endurance Championship. Having grown its involvement in the sport this year, the company will be the first German manufacturer to line up on the Formula E grid when the season kicks off in December.
  • RoboRace is shaping up as an intriguing motorsport category, but there's still plenty of work to be done before autonomous racers are trading paint like their human-driven counterparts. This footage taken on board a DevBot prototype around the Berlin ePrix Circuit proves that point.
  • Roborace has attracted plenty of interest since it was announced in 2015, but that hasn't been backed up by much action on the track – until now. Roborace has taken the Robocar for an autonomous lap of the Formula E track in Paris.
  • Two Roborace DevBot cars zipped around the Formula E circuit in Buenos Aires at the weekend. The battle between DB1 and DB2 on the city street track on Feb 18 marked the first time two cars have been raced together, though only one driverless racer made it to the finish line.