Tempelhof has been revealed as the location for the first Berlin Formula E electric race next year. Formula E is the new FIA championship that brings electric vehicle racing to city centres around the world. Designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring, ten teams with two drivers each will participate in the races, which last approximately one hour using Formula cars capable of reaching speeds of more than 220kph with zero emissions.
Berlin already has a large number of electric vehicles. As Alejandro Agag, CEO of FormulaE said, ‘With over 220 public charging points already, Berlin is leading the way in Europe for innovation and sustainable mobility, which is why we selected it as a host city for Formula E. We’re now very much looking forward to putting on a great show for the people of Berlin.”
The German capital joins a list of 10 cities around the world that will feature Formula E races during the inaugural season, which was confirmed at the recent FIA World Motor Sport Council will run as over the winter from September 2014 to June2015. Other cities include London, Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Putrajaya and Bangkok.
Formula E in Berlin will show a wide audience that electric mobility is fun and free of emissions.