Formula E hits the USA

March 7, 2015

Formula E hits the USA

March 7, 2015

formulaE_mapThe new FIA Formula E Championship, a single-seater championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series, arrives in the United States with races in Miami, Fla. and Long Beach, Ca. this spring.

The championship will make its US debut next week when it hits the streets of Miami.

As the world’s leading manufacturers and technology developers continue to push the envelope for electric vehicle performance, the exciting new global motorsports championship has been created to accelerate and demonstrate electric vehicles.

formulaE_argentina_racegal 7The inaugural season began in Beijing in September 2014 and continued with races in Putrajaya, Punta Del Este and Buenos Aires. Following the Miami and Long Beach events, the 2014/2015 championship will compete in Monte Carlo, Berlin, Moscow and London.

A total of 10 teams, each with two drivers, race on temporary city-center circuits creating a unique and exciting series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsports fans.

Formula E also aims to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting clean energy and sustainability.

From season two beginning later this year, Formula E will operate as an ‘open championship’, allowing teams and manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their own electrical energy innovations.

Working to the technical specifications set out by the FIA, teams will focus their efforts on improving and developing powertrains and battery technology, with the aim of this filtering into the everyday electric vehicle market.

The championship centers around three core values of Energy, Environment and Entertainment and is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music and entertainment – all combining to drive the change towards an electric future.

All Formula E rounds are one day events with practice, qualifying and the race taking place in a single day in order to reduce costs and minimize disruption to the host city.


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