Leonardo DiCaprio forms racing team to help speed up electric car sales

December 10th, 2013 Comments Off on Leonardo DiCaprio forms racing team to help speed up electric car sales

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He has co-founded a Monaco-based team with Gildo Pallanca Pastor, owner of electric carmaker Venturi Automobiles.

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In the first year, the teams will compete in cars with the same specifications. After that, manufacturers will be encouraged to enter their own specially built cars.

DiCaprio’s Venturi outfit is the 10th team to announce it is entering the series.

Alejandro AgagWembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race. Read more ... », chief executive of Formula E Holdings, said DiCaprio’s involvement would boost the championship’s profile and interest in electric vehiclesDriven to distraction by China electric cars. Read more ... ».

“Very few environmental leaders have helped more than him to spread the message of sustainability around the world,” he said.

“Having people like him and Richard BransonReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » – global ambassadors for the environment – is a privilege for our Championship and will greatly help us to spread the useUK #ElectricCar EV charging Network is ever expanding. More Charging facilities for Electric Vehicle Drivers. Horray!. Read more ... » of electric cars in cities around the planet.”

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