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Hennessey to build six-wheel-drive EV hypercar


Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator Hennessey has revealed part of its 10-year product plan that will see three all-new ground-up models created over the next decade. The first to debut, which follows the Venom F5, will be the world’s first six-wheel-drive, fully electric Hyper-GT – code-named ‘Project Deep Space’. The car will be [...]

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Nio revamps Formula E management team


Alex Hui is to take on the role of team principal of the Nio 333 Formula E team, with Russell O’Hagan working alongside as deputy team principal and chief operations officer. Hui has been with Nio since Brilliance in Excellence took over the ownership and management of the team in 2016. He initially worked as [...]

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Formula E teases Gen 3 car


Formula E and the FIA have presented teams with a first look at the upcoming Gen3 car at pre-season testing in Valencia, as well are revealing some technical details of the package. Due to be delivered to teams in early 2022, one of the most significant updates is the addition of front-axle energy recuperation, thanks [...]

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Škoda students take inspiration from Dakar for latest design project


The 25 students enrolled at Škoda’s vocational training school have drawn inspiration from the Dakar rally for their latest student project car, the Afriq. They made this choice to commemorate the rally and recognize that Škoda is now responsible for all VW Group activities in Africa. This year, for the first time in the history [...]

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McLaren partners with AI specialist for performance optimization


McLaren Racing has announced a new partnership with AI cloud platform developer DataRobot, which offers a unified platform that reportedly allows organizations to unlock the full potential of AI. Under the partnership, DataRobot’s AI cloud technology platform will be integrated into the McLaren Racing infrastructure, delivering AI-powered predictions and insights to maximize performance and optimize [...]

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MotoGP to switch to 100% renewable fuel by 2027


Moto GP has announced that all its classes will run on 100% fossil-free fuels by 2027, with a shift to at least 40% fossil-free by 2024. According to the FIM governing body, fuels will either be laboratory-created, using components sourced from a carbon capture scheme, or derived from municipal waste or non-food biomass, thereby achieving [...]

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Interview: Lewis Butler, technical director, Mahindra Racing


With Formula E’s eighth season fast approaching, hardware development has been frozen to cut costs ahead of the introduction of Gen 3 machinery for Season 9. However, the arrival of a new qualifying format and tweaks to the race format mean teams have been far from idle. With software tuning the only remaining avenue of [...]

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QEV to harness Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform 


QEV Technologies, a Spain-based e-mobility specialist that constructs electric race cars, is to deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform on the cloud. QEV says it will use the platform to accelerate the development of all its engineering and electrification projects. 3DExperience will unify design and engineering across the enterprise in a single digital environment connecting the multiple disciplines [...]

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