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Formula E adds Berlin to its schedule

Berlin is the latest city to be confirmed as part of the new FIA Formula E Championship – the all electric series which will kick off next year. Berlin joins the likes of Los Angeles and Miami that are scheduled to host races in 2014. Ten teams with two drivers each will participate in the races, which last approximately one hour using Formula cars capable of reaching speeds of more than 135 mph with zero emissions. Attended by...

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Drayson sets new electric speed record

The electric “space race” is well and truly alive with Drayson Racing firing off the first “moon shot” by setting a new world land speed record for electric cars. Drayson joins Nissan’s new ZEOD RC Le Mans program and the 2014 launch of Formula E Championship as the pioneers of electric racing. Drayson – the former UK science minister, businessman and racing driver – was behind the wheel of...

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Beijing joins Formula E as host city

The calendar for the new Formula E championship debuting in 2014 is starting to take shape with Beijing, China the latest to join the new full-electric championship. Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, joins a list of nine cities to be announced for the inaugural season – including London, Los Angeles and Bangkok – with the remaining city to be revealed shortly, ahead of the final calendar being presented to...

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Renault joins Formula E Championship

Renault has joined forces with the new FIA Formula E Championship as an official technical partner for the new championship which is scheduled to launch in 2014. Renault SAS has signed on as official Technical Partner of Spark Racing Technology to supply the Formula E cars to be entered in the series. “Renault has demonstrated a unique commitment to zero-emission mobility, with a range of four cars available for sale. Renault in...

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Formula E hits LA

The Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa officially welcomed the FIA Formula E Championship to Los Angeles today, Earth Day, becoming one of 10 global cities to host the world’s first fully-electric Formula E race, commencing in 2014. Formula E is a new FIA championship that brings electric vehicle racing to the people, as city centres around the world play host to an electric energy World Championship designed to promote...

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