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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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Global excitement builds for new Nissan ZEOD RC

The reaction from fans and global media to Nissan’s launch of the electric ZEOD RC has been impressive with enormous press coverage around world and fans flocking to see the new car in the fan village. The new car was unveiled for the first time yesterday with fans getting the first chance to see the car. While the media gathered for a briefing in the paddock, it was the fans who actually had the first opportunity to view the...

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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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Michelin joins Formula E

Michelin is set to electrify city streets throughout the world in 2014 as the new tire supplier for the FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E is a new motor sport series that will bring electric racing to city centres around the world in next year. The aim is to develop a World Championship designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring. An open championship, the FIA Formula E Championship...

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