2.15 seconds: Students break 0-100 acceleration world record
The DUT Racing team from TU Delft, The Netherlands, has broken the world record for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h for electric cars. The previous record stood at 2.68 seconds, but as of today the record ...
Student team unveils world's first solar-powered family car
The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of TU/e in the Netherlands presented the world's first solar-powered family car today. 'Stella' is the first 'energy-positive car' with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive ...
World solar car race begins in Australia
A 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's desert heartland began in the northern city of Darwin Sunday, organisers said.
Scientists unveil chocolate-fueled race car
(AP) -- Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers.
Drag racing goes green as US electric cars shine
Far from the fury of traditional race-tracks, spectators got a glimpse of the future as they watched electric cars rev up, and silently bomb off around the Mason-Dixon Dragway.
Cars that Run on Cow Power?
Racing cars on walls would be possible, according to student paper
Driving a racing car at an angle of 90 degrees to the ground could be possible with the right track design, suggest University of Leicester students
Purdue students build street-legal 2, 200 mpg solar powered car
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Purdue Solar Racing team's solar-powered urban commuter car achieved the equivalent of almost 2,200 miles per gallon in the 2011 Shell EcoMarathon international competition this week in ...
University of Cambridge Unveiled Solar Car
Cambridge University Eco Racing team's new solar racing car showcases cutting-edge environmentally-friendly technology, applicable to the next generation of electric vehicles.
Mean, green machine - future of motor racing
Cars powered by chocolate, steered by carrots with drivers sitting on soybean oil foam seats - it's motor racing's cheap, cheerful and environmentally-friendly series of the future.
DC panda that birthed live cub has stillborn one too
An official says a panda that gave birth to a cub at Washington's National Zoo has also given birth to a stillborn cub.
Vettel says Formula E 'not the future'
Formula One dominator Sebastian Vettel gave short shrift Saturday to the new, electric Formula E series, saying it would be far too quiet and was "not the future".
Electric car revs to world record in Switzerland
A racing car designed and built by students in Switzerland on Monday set a world record for acceleration in electric vehicles, their universities said Monday.
Ethanol-fueled racecars outrun conventional speedsters
(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of automotive researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory and industry have shown that a fuel-injected racing car engine fueled by E-85, an ethanol-based fuel, outperforms the ...