Depending on who you ask, electric cars are either inevitable or a just passing fad. In Europe it appears they’re taking this fad very seriously. This latest news could make charging stations more abundant than gas pumps.
Automakers are laying the groundwork for a a future in which electric cars are omnipresent – and at least as common a sight on roadways as traditional gas-powered vehicles. Last month, a group of car OEMs including Ford, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen Group created a new joint-venture called ‘Ionity’ to build out a charing network,…
via Carmaker venture for EV fast-charging teams with gas stations in Europe — TechCrunch
Well… at least in name.
The backmarkers known as Sauber will wear the serpenti beginning in 2018, but at least to start with, that’s about all. Ferrari powerplants will be supplied to the team along with technical know-how from Maranello.
Sauber Formula One Team have announced a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo. The Italian car manufacturer, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will be joining the Sauber F1 Team as Title Sponsor from 2018 onwards. By doing so, Alfa Romeo is returning to Formula One after more than 30 […]
via Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo — F1 Paddock Pass
Enjoy them while you can.
For several years Sam Posey provided color commentary for Grand Prix racing broadcasts on American television. Unfortunately his on-air career was cut short by Parkinson’s Disease.
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So, this is Les.
Les enjoys racing vintage cars.
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We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it’s a more interesting question to ask what they can’t do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as its capabilities. That’s what this little bit of performance art tells me, anyway. Read More
via Laying a trap for self-driving cars — TechCrunch