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Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – zero emission on the race track

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this year, Nissan will prove that racing sports can be green too. set to debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show is the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. just in case you are wondering what the ‘RC’ stands for, it stands for Racing Competition. as the name suggest, the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is based on the current production LEAF electric car but prep for serious racing by NISMO, Nissan’s motorsports arm. Continue reading Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – zero emission on the race track

Formula One race to go green in 2013 with hybrid engines

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it may sounds ridiculous to true-blue horsepower-hungry racing fans, but according a report by CNET UK, this is going to happen in 2013. come 2013, Formula One race cars will be powered by smaller, more fuel efficient hybrid engines. currently, Formula One race cars are powered by naturally-aspirated 2.4 liter, V-8 engines which will be replaced by 1.6 liter, four cylinders turbo-charged engine with Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). this will, reportedly, reduce fuel consumption by as much as 50 per cent. Continue reading Formula One race to go green in 2013 with hybrid engines