Spark-Re­nault un­veils elec­tric race car

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

FOR­MULA E’s new ful­ly­elec­tric race car, the com­pli­cat­edly named SparkRe­nault SRT_01E, was given its first pub­lic demon­stra­tion this week, with a high-speed dis­play around the Man­dalay Bay Re­sort & Casino in Las Ve­gas.

Ca­pa­ble of speeds in ex­cess of 150mph, the zero emis­sion sin­gle-seater was driven by for­mer For­mula One driver Lu­cas di Grassi who gave in­vited guests and on­look­ers their first chance to see and hear the cars that will com­pete in the new FIA For­mula E Cham­pi­onship – the world’s first fully-elec­tric rac­ing se­ries be­gin­ning in Septem­ber.

For­mula E is a new FIA cham­pi­onship which will com­pete on 10 city-cen­tre cir­cuits around the globe – in­clud­ing Lon­don, Bei­jing and Los An­ge­les.

Ten teams, each with two driv­ers, will go head-to-head to cre­ate a rac­ing se­ries de­signed to ap­peal to a new gen­er­a­tion of mo­tor­sport fan whilst ac­cel­er­at­ing the elec­tric ve­hi­cle mar­ket and pro­mot­ing sus­tain­abil­ity.

Fred­eric Manby

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