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Electric race car debuts on Las Vegas strip

Electric race car debuts on Las Vegas strip, will be driven in Formula E Championship

Brazilian Formula One driver Lucas di Grassi stands on a new all-electric race car, the Spark-Renault SRT 01E Formula E, before taking it on a demonst...

Electric Race Car

Brazilian Formula One driver Lucas di Grassi stands on a new all-electric race car, the Spark-Renault SRT 01E Formula E, before taking it on a demonst...

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A new kind of race car is making its debut with cartoonishly loud revving, the smell of burning rubber, and not a trace of exhaust.

That's because the new FIA Formula E Championship car is all electric. The championship is the first series exclusively for electric cars.

Organizers gave racing aficionados their first glimpse of the car in action Monday at a makeshift racetrack outside the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas strip.

Brazilian driver Lucas di Grassi showed off the capabilities of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car, pulling off tight turns, breathtaking accelerations and sudden stops.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag says the aim of the championship is to encourage people around the world to embrace zero-emissions vehicles.


Updated : 2021-05-12 16:56 GMT+08:00