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Los Angeles welcomes Formula E Car Racing

Mayor Villaraigosa welcomed the FIA Formula E Championship to Los today, Earth Day, one of 10 global cities to host the first fully-electric Formula E commencing in 2014.

Formula E is a new FIA that brings electric racing to the people, as city around the world play to an electric energy World designed to promote interest and in electric vehicles and sustainable

Los Angeles was selected to host one of the by Championship promoters Formula E in part due to its robust and burgeoning vehicle infrastructure, in particular Los Department of Water and Power’s Electric Vehicle Program. cities already chosen to races include Miami; and Rome in Europe; Beijing and in Asia; and, Buenos and Rio de Janiero in South America, two locations to be announced.

“By hosting Formula E Championship here, we ensure our place as a in the charge to generate awareness for vehicles and their benefits,” Villaraigosa said. “By selecting Los as the site of their Championship Formula E Holdings brings attention to our City’s electric infrastructure programs and increased revenue to our City.”

To date, the City has made advancements to prepare for and encourage the use of electric vehicles. Los Angeles has or installed 121 public electric charging stations, streamlined the process necessary to upgrade panels in homes and businesses, and rebates for in-home electric equipment and installation fees as of their ‘Charge Up LA’ program.

“We are very thankful to the Mayor and the for the enthusiastic welcome they given our Championship and are honoured to Los Angeles on board to host E and share our passion for promoting motoring,” said Alejandro CEO of Formula E Holdings. “Los iconic landmarks provide a backdrop to bring to life the of Formula E racing, while at the time, inspiring people to in the electric vehicle for their own use. The LA race is also to have a real positive on the City by creating many new job together with considerable in visitor spending and of course a sense of community pride.”

The Los Angeles Formula E race is to take place on city in downtown LA although a number of are still being considered. Ten with two drivers each participate in the races, which approximately one hour using electric cars capable of speeds of more than (220kph) with zero


“Los Angeles is the car capital of the and it’s fast becoming the EV of the world,” Ron Nichols, LADWP Manager, added. “We are very to have the Formula E Championship and to showcase the city’s achievements in EV charging infrastructure and promoting EV use our customers.”

As part of the event, were treated to a display Hope Street of the Formula E car in an American flag design and by ex-Formula 1 racer and official E test driver Lucas di

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