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Formula E Set for 2014

by on Dec.27, 2012, under Formula1

Formula One (F1) racing FIA Formula One World Championship or F1 is considered as one of the most prestigious racing events in the world. However, a new racing series with the desire to matchF1’s popularity and prestige is about to be launched in 2014- the FE or Formula E Series. The difference? All the cars competing in the FE Series will run on pure electricity.

As the car industry responds to the European Commission’s request for the production of cars with more sustainable forms of energy, the president of Federation Internationale del’Automobile, Jean Todt, has supported the concept of having electric car races from the get go. The FIA sees electric cars as the future of the motor industry. Therefore, to make this concept a reality, he signed the launching of the Formula E Series alongside investors to hold a set of races on tracks built in city-centers.

According to Todt, the new racing competition will attract a wider and younger audience. In addition, the series will serve as an opportunity to entertain and share the FIA’s belief and goals of sustainability, clean energy, and mobility.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil will be the first city to play host to the 2014 event. Formula E is planned to have ten teams and twenty drivers. Furthermore, all the cars features will run exclusively on electricity and the race is open to all electric cars approved by the FIA. Test runs of Formula E cars will start in 2013. This will give competitors one year to fine their cars for the competition based on the Formulec design EF 01 prototype. The cars will weigh 780 kilograms with speed reaching 137mph (220kmh) and have a lithium-iron battery that should be able to give 25 minutes’ worth of racing.

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