London gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series

June 14th, 2015 Comments Off on London gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series

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It marks quite a rise for an idea that Formula E chief executive Alejandro AgagElectric cars to race in Formula E. Read more ... » admits “was a PowerPoint presentation” just three years ago, but has since persuaded motorsports royalty such as Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Jarno Trulli and Michael Andretti to get involved, along with manufacturersWhy electric cars better catch on. Read more ... » RenaultUK: Campaign rubbishes myths about electric cars. Read more ... », McLarenLeonardo DiCaprio forms racing team to help speed up electric car sales. Read more ... » and BMWElectric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... », and major corporations including Visa, Virgin, DHL, TAG Heuer and Michelin. Richard BransonReally? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... », Leonardo DiCaprio and Boris Johnson#Electriccar #ev(s) are coming this way - whether you like it or not. Read more ... » are all fans, with the London mayor instrumental in bringing the race to Battersea ParkMy Year with ElectricCar Citroen CZERO - www.evmeerkat.com - ElectricVehicle User Experience. Read more ... ».

Formula E car on Westminster Bridge

The idea is to showcase electric technologyFord reveals solar-powered car with sun-tracking technology. Read more ... » to a new generation of urban consumers who are expected to represent the biggest marketHow to buy a Used Electric Car. Is done wisely, best savings. Good luck.. Read more ... » for zero-emissionsUltra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » cars. The Chinese team cited the potential for electric vehiclesHow to buy a Used Electric Car. Is done wisely, best savings. Good luck.. Read more ... » to combat pollutionGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » in its cities as one of their main reasons for participating in the series, while consultancy EY suggests Formula E could help drive the additional sale of 77 million vehicles over the next 25The Economist: Electric cars will come of age in 2018. Read more ... » years.

While all teams usedFord reveals solar-powered car with sun-tracking technology. Read more ... » the same carGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... » in this first season, in its second year Formula E will operate an open championship that allows manufacturers to pursue their own in-house innovations, starting with the developmentwoop: Dyson to build electric cars. Read more ... » of bespoke powertrains. Agag is confident developments will find their way down to standard road vehiclesGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... », improving technology and lowering prices so that electric cars become a much more widely available option.

In the third season, manufacturers will be given even more sway, working on improving batteriesUsing Solar Roofs To Power Hybrids (and electrics!). Read more ... » with the ultimate aim of ditching the current systemWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... » of drivers swapping from a depleted to a fully charged car halfway through the race for a single car that can complete the whole race from the fifth season.

The series has also pioneered complementary technologiesNo Joke: Are AA-battery powered cars the future?. Read more ... », such as wirelessTech Update: Wireless Charging For Electric Vehicles Moves Closer. Read more ... » chargingGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... » andbattery packs powered by algae. Asked if London has anything new in store, Agag says: “We’re looking at introducing solar energyElectric car concept covers 12 miles on own solar energy. Read more ... » into the equation here in London. Is it to chargeGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... » the cars? I cannotElectric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. Read more ... » say too much. We will be announcing it in a few days.”

Formula E has also worked with logistics partner DHL to ensure that moving 40Electric vans could save London businesses millions a year. Read more ... » cars, 10 teams and stacks of other equipment around the worldSunderland Nissan #LEAF production begins today. Read more ... » is done in a way that minimises emissions, making useFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » of ships, route optimisation softwareHad my #czero for that "battery management software update" - happy to report my suspicion that my battery feels more to to robust keeping it's charge on commute races :). Read more ... » and duplicate kit among other strategies. Its outreach programme includes a competition for schoolchildren to build and race electric carsThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... », as well as experiencing the Formula E technology up-close.

A full sustainability report covering the inaugural season is due in July and Agag is confident Formula E will “definitely” have met its testing environmental goals, but also generated a genuine buzz as a sporting event.

The concluding two races in London will bring the curtain down on a thrilling championship that could still see any one of five drivers take the title. The sense of momentum building is further enhanced by the impressive ticket sales ahead of the races – Agag says almost 30VW's 'dieselgate' puts spotlight on electric cars in Germany. Read more ... »,000 have already been sold. “We have never sold that many tickets before any other race and they were all sold out, so it looks like it will be sold out here in London and that makes usElectric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » very happy.”

Once the crowds have departed, the focus will turn to how they maintain that momentum and spread the clean mobility message even further. Agag expects to add new cities to the roster with rumours suggesting as many as 14First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... » cities could host races. “We have pretty much everything [in place] for next season,” he adds. “We will probably add a couple of locations – it’s looking goodElectric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » in that sense.”

More cities means more people experiencing the cutting edge of clean transport technology and, just possibly, the start of a shift to cleaner cities.

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