FIA’s 100% Battery Electric Race Takes Place This Saturday
The “Formula E” all-electric single-seat race car championship comes to Southern California this weekend, with the latest stage of FIA’s ten-city event – “the world’s first fully-electric racing series” – taking place in Long Beach on Saturday, April 4.
The inaugural Formula E season started in Beijing this past September and runs until June. Races have been held in Malaysia, Uruguay, Argentina and Miami, and are slated for Monte Carlo, Berlin and Moscow before the Round 10-11 finale June 27-28 in London.
The e4 Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California and C2C, Holland’s Coast-to-Coast Smart e-Mobility organization, will host an electric vehicle product showcase in conjunction with the race in Long Beach.
- Zero Motorcycles (electric motorcycles);
- EV Grid (innovative communications and control technologies for EVs and the grid, including V2G technology);
- Valent Power (electric car charging infrastructure);
- Greenlots (electric car charging infrastructure);
- MOEV (electric car charging infrastructure);
- CalState LA students and professor involved in EcoCar3 project;
- Nrg eVgo (electric charging infrastructure);
- Juicer (electric bike);
- PortTech LA (sustainable technologies for ports and beyond);
- the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center; and
- LAEDC, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
“Visitors to the eVillage, which is located on the inside area of the race track, will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with electric motorcycles, bikes, vehicles, and the latest in charging technology,” says a C2C release.
Also on hand will be Hugo von Meijenfeldt, consul general of The Netherlands.
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Source: C2C with Fleets & Fuels follow-up