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FIA Formula E: the Next Season

September 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome Are New to See All-Battery Races,
New York Repeats as Series Starts in Hong Kong, Ends in Montreal

The FIA Formula E series of 100% battery-electric races will come to New York City again next summer following Germany and France and a new appearance in Rome.

The fourth edition of the FIA Formula E battery-electric race series will open with a twin bill in Hong Kong December 2-3, and wrap up in Montreal July 28-29. Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome are new cities for the new season.

Santiago and Sao Paulo are new Formula E cities too for the race which will once more kick off in Hong Kong (in December) and once more finish in Montreal (in July).

It’s “a more compact schedule,” the organization says, with three “double-headers” – in Hong Kong, New York, and Montreal.

‘The Electric Revolution’

“Formula E is continuing to expand the calendar and the number of cities in key markets, in addition to the growing list of partners and manufacturers joining the electric revolution,” Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said in a release. “Our priority is to consolidate a calendar with long-term agreements with host cities – the schedule for season four is a step in the right direction.”

The 2017-2018 line-up:

  • Hong Kong – December 2-3
  • Marrakesh – January 13
  • Santiago – February 3
  • Mexico City – March 3
  • Sao Paulo – March 17
  • Rome – April 14
  • Paris – April 28
  • Germany TBD – May 19
  • Zurich – June 10
  • New York – July 14-15
  • Montreal – July 28-29

“The FIA Formula E Championship continues to break new ground bringing motorsport and electric mobility to new urban centers around the world,” said FIA president Jean Todt.

“In season four, we have some very exciting cities to explore across five continents, with venues in Sao Paulo, Santiago and Rome making their first appearance on the calendar.

Xalt, ChargeMaster, Michelin

“The impact of this exposure to millions of potential new fans will be fantastic,” Todt said.

Xalt Energy is the circuit’s official battery supplier, with the UK’s ChargeMaster for EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment. Michelin is the official Formula E tire supplier.

FIA Formula E partners

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Source: FIA Formula E with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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