Formula E Electric Championship Now Has Motor Shows
The Formula E Championship kicked off its inaugural season today (Sept. 13) in Beijing with the first of 10 races that conclude on June 27 in London. It showcases the latest in fully-electric racing technology, and now spectators will be able to get a better look at advanced, electric race cars at newly announced motor shows that will be a part of the season. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05
These motor shows are set to take place within the city-center circuits and will run for four days, starting before the race and concluding after the race is completed. FIA has introduced this new fully-electric single-seater championship in an effort to draw in new fans and also to increase interest in electric vehicles and promote sustainability. The motor shows will help promote those goals as well.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said, “We are excited to announce this new and important development for Formula E. The Formula E Motor Shows will play an important part in removing the barriers to the electric vehicle market and helping change perceptions to make people believe in electric car ownership. The future of modern, mass transport, particular in cities and urban areas, lies in electric vehicles. The Formula E Motor Shows will help to accelerate the interest and adoption of sustainable and clean air motoring solutions in-line with our objectives for the championship.”
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Not all of the scheduled races will include shows. The first motor show will be held at the Miami race which is set for March 2015. Additional shows will follow in Long Beach, Monaco, Berlin and London.
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