First published in Automotive Cleantech, March 2013
By Anne McIvor
Imagine a street race around the Colosseum in Rome, round the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing or with the backdrop of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. From May 2014, the launch of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) Formula E Championship means you will no longer need to use your imagination.
Formula E Holdings (FEH) recently announced a preliminary list of eight cities selected to host electric car races next year. The eight cities, whose names have been submitted to the FIA, are London, Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. FEH plans up to ten races in 2014 in these cites (pending formal agreements later this year) plus two others.