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.