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Alternative Race Technology is dedicated to the analysis of the new technologies that are starting to change the face of motorsport. The future is here now; explore its exciting novelties through this unique technical publication!
Intro: THE EDITOR - Advances in hybrid and electric racecar technology show there is no limit to creativity within a given set of regulations
Grid: IN THE NEWS - Batteries come to the fore for energy storage in this year’s LM P1 Hybrid class, fuel cell-powered Prototype unveiled, and much more…
In Conversation: JOSHUA SCHACHTER - This Silicon Valley-based inventor and entrepreneur tells Lawrence Butcher about his vision for a new form of autonomous racing
Dossier: BUCKEYE BULLET 3 LSR - The team that holds the electric land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats plans to break that record with a new car. Lawrence Butcher charts its development
Insight: CABLE ASSEMBLIES - What sets wiring destined for use in EVs and hybrids apart from standard power cables? Lawrence Butcher reports
Digest: ANDROS TROPHY ELECTRIC CAR - Hal Ridge reports on what went into developing the racer for the electric category of this premier winter motorsport series
Insight: HIGH-TORQUE MOTORS - Electric motors with a high torque density are a must-have for racing applications. Here we examine the development of one such unit
Technical Review: FORMULA E - For its second season, the focus on improving the performance of the Formula E cars was to make efficiency gains. Lawrence Butcher reports
Insight: INVERTERS AND MOTOR CONTROL - Lawrence Butcher examines the role of these control devices and explains some of the challenges they face in a racing environment
Digest: LPG FIESTA R5 - Thanks to the FIA the days of the only LPG-fuelled rally car in the world could be numbered, writes Hal Ridge
Insight: COOLING ELECTRIC MOTORS - There are various ways to control the temperatures in electric motors used in racing, as Lawrence Butcher explains
ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIERS - Our listing of companies offering products and services to the alternative race technology community
PS: ALTERNATIVE IS THE NEW MAINSTREAM - What was seen as alternative race technology five years ago is now the norm, so in five years’ time what will the next ‘alternative’ be?
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