Formula E car to make public debut in Las Vegas

The event will also be held in conjunction with the International CES that takes place every January in Las Vegas.

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today (27 December) revealed that the first ever public demonstration of the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car will take place in Las Vegas, USA, on 6th January 2014.

The fully-electric race car completed its successful test debut earlier this year and will now be showcased to invited guests, media and the public during a special event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – driven by former F1 driver Lucas di Grassi.

The new Formula E car is capable of speeds in excess on 150mph and has been designed and built by Spark Racing Technologies, together with a consortium of the leading names in motorsport including Dallara (chassis), Williams (battery design), McLaren (powertrain & electronics), Renault (system integration) and Michelin (tyres).

The event will also be held in conjunction with the International CES - a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promoters Formula E Holdings, said: “It’s going to be a fantastic spectacle and a great way for us to start the New Year in a very positive way. 2014 is, of course, a very big year for Formula E with the championship starting in Beijing in September. Before then we want to showcase this amazing fully-electric car to as many people as possible so they can see, and hear, what to look forward to.”

The display will also mark the first time the new SRT_01E has been seen in the US.

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Series Formula E
Drivers Lucas di Grassi
Teams Williams
Article type Breaking news
Tags formula e, mclaren, michelin, renault, williams