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Monday, 4 April 2011

EU seeks F1 buzz for electric Grand Prix

 The Financial Times
 April 4, 2011

The European Commission has asked Formula One’s governing body to set up a racing championship series for electric cars, as a way of increasing public awareness and excitement about new-technology vehicles.

Jean Todt, president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, told the Financial Times that the governing body was working with commissioners to create new electric car, go-kart and single-seater racing categories, raising the prospect of an F1-style electric car championship on Grand Prix circuits.


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