Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Second competitor for Formula E electric race

FIA’s new Formula E electric car race series has a new competitor-China Racing.

The Beijing-based team is only the second to sign up for the new racing series, joining McLaren in helping to launch the new, electric-only race competition.

The inaugural 2014 race  will see China Racing use the new Formula E racing car supplied by Formula E Holdings (FEH), the race promoter. Eventually, it is expected that the team will develop its own electric racing cars within the next three years with support of Chinese EV makers.

The Formula E race car is being developed by Spark Racing Technology (SRT) –a partnership between McLaren and Dallara. Throughout 2013, China Racing will work with SRT and Formula E Holdings to test the race car and promote the championship globally across the 10 host cities, planned for the first season.

Mr. Yu Liu, Chairman of China Racing Formula E Team: "We are very excited that the FIA is launching an electric car racing series and we are proud to be one of the first Formula E teams.

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