Formula E

Formula E will return to China after it was confirmed today (Tuesday) that Sanya will host an event during the 2018-19 season of the electric car-racing series.

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Formula E and its sanctioning body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), have today (Thursday) released the calendar for its fifth season, with China set to receive a second event.

Officials in Sarajevo are stepping up plans to bring a Formula E race to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) after a proposal from Mayor Abdulah Skaka was unanimously backed by the city council.

Saudi Arabia has landed its latest major sporting event under the Vision 2030 plan by agreeing a 10-year deal with Formula E to stage the electric street racing series’ first race in the Middle East.

Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Formula E, has made a €600m ($724.8m) offer for full ownership of the electric car-racing series, as Birmingham revealed it is in advanced talks to bring a race to the streets of the English city.

Chinese energy and technology company Envision has agreed a deal to become the new majority owner of Formula E electric car-racing team DS Virgin Racing.

Retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has become an investor in the Formula E electric car-racing series.

Zurich has signed a three-year extension to its hosting rights deal with Formula E, a move that will see an event from the electric car-racing series take place in the Swiss capital until at least 2027.

Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag has said the electric car-racing series is in talks over holding new races in Beirut, Cairo and Doha, along with returning to China.

Formula E has today (Tuesday) unveiled the car that will lead the series into the next phase of its development, with the new model demonstrating the advances in battery and electric motor technology since the inception of the series.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has opted not to replace its season-ending double-header event in Montreal, Canada.

ABB's surprising title sponsorship of Formula E is one of the biggest motorsport deals in recent years. Reporter Andy Fry attended its announcement, and now analyses what it means - for Formula E and Formula 1.

Formula E is planning legal action after Montreal elected to terminate its deal to host the season-ending event of the electric car-racing series, with Mayor Valérie Plante declaring the contract represented a “financial fiasco".

Formula E has appointed sports marketing company Goodform to drive global data growth and fan engagement in the electric car-racing series.

The Uruguayan city of Punta del Este has been added to Formula E’s 2017-18 calendar, replacing a postponed event in São Paulo, Brazil.

Chinese private equity firm Yunfeng Capital has invested in Enova Holdings, Formula E’s regional partner in Greater China, in a deal that could spur the electric car-racing series’ growth in the region.

The inaugural Brazil ePrix has been postponed for a year by the Formula E electric car-racing series due to issues surrounding the ownership of the planned race venue.

Formula E has named former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres and Formula One legend Alain Prost as members of a newly-formed Global Advisory Board, which will seek to position the electric car-racing series as a key player in influencing the global uptake of electric vehicles and reducing emissions.