logo
logo

Formula E’s electric cars will hit the streets of New York City in July 2017

avatar
Janet Gaines
Sep 21, 2016 12:44
img

New York City has a reputation for being inhospitable to cars, but in June a swarm of electric race cars will descend on one of its five boroughs.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag announced the electric-car racing series will come to New York on July 29 and 30, 2017, for a two-round event that will mark the end of Formula E s current season.

The New York City ePrix will take place in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn and will be the first race featuring open-wheel cars ever held in New York with sanctioning from the International Automobile Federation FIA , which also runs Formula One and the World Endurance Championship.

Like all Formula E races, the New York City event will take place on a temporary street circuit.

Formula E prefers events within large cities rather than permanent racetracks — which tend to be in out-of-the-way areas — to maximize exposure.

The 1.21-mile Brooklyn circuit will encompass Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on the Red Hook waterfront.

collect
0
avatar
Janet Gaines
Sep 21, 2016 12:44
guide
Zupyak is a free content platform for publishing and discovering stories, software and startups.