July 12, 2024

Leonardo DiCaprio enters zero-emissions electric race series @FIAformulaE

The tenth and final team to join the new zero emission race series Formula E is a joint venture between Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles. Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. The series will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities including Beijing, Los Angeles and London.

1 Leonardo DiCaprio during the launch of the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team in New York

“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” DiCaprio said. “Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”

The team is centred around the award-winning Venturi Automobiles, a leader in high performance electric vehicles developing a range of sports, urban and utilitarian cars, as well as being the current holders of the world land speed record for an electric vehicle with 495kph (307mph).

Venturi has been a pioneer in electric high performance vehicles for more than a decade.

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