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Alternative Race Technology - Volumes 1 - 4

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Motorsport is undergoing a revolution, the most substantial of its long history. Widespread concerns over consumption of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions have led the motor industry to exploration of alternative fuels and hybrid and even all-electric vehicles. Motorsport is following suit, to the extent that alternative fuelled hybrid vehicles have already won prestigious events against conventional race cars, while 2014 saw the arrival of the first all-electric FIA series, Formula E. 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!

Volume 1 Contents Include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - A new age of racing dawns 
  • Grid - The latest technical news from the alternative racing world 
  • Insight: ALTERNATIVE FUELS - John Coxon recalls a decade of experimentation with motorsport propellants, from diesels through alcohols and gases to batteries 
  • Insight: INNOVATION AND REGULATION - How do leading hybrid and EV engineers expect alternative motorsport technology to develop in the future? 
  • Focus: ENERGY STORAGE - As electric vehicles in motorsport become more widespread, David Cooper examines the energy storage options 
  • Profile: EV100 DRAG BIKE - Lead chassis designer and rider Rob Moon explains what’s gone into the development of this contender for the quarter-mile record 
  • Profile: JAGUAR C-X75 - Lawrence Butcher talks to the companies involved in the design and development of this hybrid supercar 
  • Profile: FORZE FUEL CELL RACER - Delft University’s development of a full-sized EV racecar has entailed finding some innovative solutions. Lawrence Butcher reports 
  • Focus: ELECTRIC MOTORS - Jon Scoltock highlights the key issues when designing an electric/ hybrid powertrain and integrating it into a race vehicle 
  • Profile: FORMULA E - Formula E’s success will hinge on whether the technology can provide a decent race experience and therefore whether the public will support it. Richard Jordan reports 
  • Insight: FLYBRID FLYWHEEL - Matthew Grant charts the development of Flybrid’s pioneering KERS technology, and assesses its potential for motorsport 
  • Insight: HYDROGEN PRACTICALITIES - Hydrogen holds a lot of promise as an automotive fuel but, as Phil Barker explains, various obstacles have to be overcome first 
  • PS - There is no such thing as a new idea
Volume 2 Contents Include:
  • Intro: THE EDITOR 
  • Grid - The latest news from the world of alternative power motorsport 
  • Dossier: DRIVE EO PP03 PIKES PEAK - The record setting 2015 hillclimb winner dissected 
  • Insight: YR45 HYBRID ENGINE - Dr Hayashi explains the operation of his novel exhaust energy recovery system 
  • In Conversation: DR WOLFGANG WARNECKE - Shell’s scientist tasked with future fuels development talks motorsport 
  • Insight: HYBRID SYSTEMS INTEGRATION - Anthony Law looks at the design considerations for hybrid vehicles 
  • Insight: BATTERY MODELLING - How does one go about modelling the behaviour of batteries and fuel cells? 
  • Tech Review: FORMULA E - What lessons have been learnt from the first year of Formula E competition? 
  • Focus: HYBRID AND EV SAFETY - How are racers and regulators overcoming the challenges of keeping emerging technologies safe? 
  • Special Investigation: MOTOR MATERIALS - Stewart Mitchell looks at the advanced materials used in racing electric motors 
  • PS: Progress - EVs at Pikes Peak are not a new occurence
Volume 3 Contents Include:
  • 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?

Volume 4 Contents Include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - Formula E and a growing acceptance of electric power are helping to spur the EV and hybrid revolution
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - Hybrid hell at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, batteries you can ‘fill up’ like a fuel tank, Formula One tech for the road, and more…
  • In Conversation: BRIAN WILLIS - The engineer heading the development of the all-electric GT-EV Le Mans racer tells Lawrence Butcher about the project’s challenges
  • Dossier: STARD HIPER PROTOTYPE RALLYCROSS EV - Hal Ridge examines the development of this electric racer that aims to give rallycross Supercars a run for their money
  • Insight: SEMICONDUCTOR DEVELOPMENT - New transistor technologies are helping to spur the development of high-performance electric vehicles, as Lawrence Butcher explains
  • Technical Review: FORMULA E - Lawrence Butcher caught up with some of the key technical staff among the teams at the 2017 Paris E-Prix to investigate the year’s main technical developments
  • Insight: BATTERY TECHNOLOGY - Lawrence Butcher gives an overview of some of the latest advances and most promising developments in battery engineering
  • Digest: ACCIONA 100% ECOPOWERED - Hal Ridge reports on what went in to building this, the first all-electric car to complete the Dakar Rally
  • Insight: COOLING SYSTEMS- Lawrence Butcher explains the various challenges and approaches to keeping race EV systems within their ideal temperature ranges
  • Appendix: EV AND HYBRID RACING - How the different race series work and their sometimes arcane technical terms explained
  • SUPPLIER DIRECTORY - Our listing of companies offering products and services to the alternative race technology community
  • PS: A LOAD OF GAS - The unveiling in 2016 of a range extender hybrid with a gas turbine recalls previous attempts to use the technology in racing

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