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Friday, September 12, 2014


Lot to report on over the next few days.   We've been tracking and promoting the coming of the world-changing Formula E racing series, starting this month in Beijing, and we are so happy to report that we will have our own reporter there in Beijing (Mike Pereira).  We will be doing both live broadcast and update reports as we cover this historic event and historic moment in sustainability.

Keep an eye out for all of this and more on:

n less than two weeks, the world of auto racing is going to transform forever as Formula E debuts from Bejing, China. With that we see, things are gearing up with what will accompany a visiting Formula E Grand Prix in a host city.

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has today confirmed the launch of the Formula E Motor Shows.

Taking place within the Formula E city-centre race circuits, fans will get the  unique opportunity to see, and experience, first-hand how the advances in technology, safety, innovation and speed witnessed on the racetrack are driving forward everyday electric and hybrid car development.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E
, said: “We are excited to announce this new and important development for Formula E. The Formula E Motor Shows will play an important part in removing the barriers to the electric vehicle market and helping change perceptions to make people believe in electric car ownership. The future of modern, mass transport, particular in cities and urban areas, lies in electric vehicles. The Formula E Motor Shows will help to accelerate the interest and adoption of sustainable and clean air motoring solutions in line with our objectives for the championship.”

Justin Tadman, CEO of the Formula E Motor Shows, added: “I am delighted to be launching this series of exciting events. Consumers will be able to engage and interact with the manufacturers and their ranges of hybrid and electric vehicles at these city centre race tracks. Our first Formula E Motor Show will take place alongside the Miami race in March 2015, followed by Long Beach, Monaco, Berlin and London. This is a truly exciting time for the motoring industry and these events are perfectly timed and located to help drive the change towards an electric future.”

The Formula E Motor Shows will take place over four days – before, during and after the race.

Formula E is the FIA’s new fully-electric single-seater championship designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans, whilst accelerating the interest in electric vehicles and promoting sustainability. Racing entirely on temporary city-centre race tracks, it uses cars capable of speeds in excess of 150mph (225kph). The first of 10 races takes place in Beijing on September 13 2014 with the season finale taking place in Battersea Park London on June 27, 2015.

Formula E has completed two full event simulations as the world’s first all-electric single-seater championship gears up for its first race in Beijing on September 13.

Both events took place at Leicestershire’s Donington Park, where a temporary pitlane and pitboxes were assembled to mimic those that will be in place at the street circuits the series will visit. Accreditation procedures, operational and IT infrastructures and even television broadcasts were also meticulously tested.

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