Formula E

The Formula E all-electric racing series has announced plans to bring an innovative ePrix to London in 2020

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.

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.

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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.

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.

CSM Sport & Entertainment, a division of marketing services group Chime Communications, has been appointed by Formula E to drive the electric car-racing series’ global and local PR.

Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag has said the electric car-racing series would relocate from its London base if the UK ends up leaving the European Union without a deal on tax and employment.

Nissan has today (Wednesday) become the first Japanese automotive manufacturer to announce its participation in the Formula E electric car-racing championship.

German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has announced it will sever its historic ties with domestic touring cars series DTM in favour of entering the Formula E electric car-racing series.

BMW has followed fellow German automotive manufacturer Audi in confirming that it will join the Formula E electric car-racing series as an official manufacturer.

German automotive manufacturer Audi will begin competing in the Formula E electric car-racing series with full works status from the 2017-18 season, taking over the entry previously held by Abt Sportsline.

Formula E has again recorded substantial losses as the cost of establishing the electric car-racing series impacts on its organisers.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has confirmed the calendar for the 2017-18 season of the Formula E electric car-racing series, with new events to be held in Brazil, Chile and Italy.

The Formula E electric racing series has signed a multi-year partnership with the UN Environment division of the United Nations in an effort to further boost its drive to raise the profile of alternative energy solutions and the increased uptake of electric vehicles.

Chile, Brazil and Italy are reportedly set to host a Formula E event for the first time next year, while the electric car-racing series has also opted not to return to London.

The Italian capital of Rome looks set to host a leg on the Formula E electric car-racing circuit after city officials agreed to approve permits to stage a race.

Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Formula E, has said the electric car-racing series has far surpassed its expectations by securing nine manufacturers for the 2018-19 season, having initially set a target of three competing companies by its fifth campaign.

The Formula E electric car-racing series will hold a double-header event in Berlin in June after Brussels was forced to forgo its hosting rights to an ePrix in July.

CMC Capital Partners, a leading Chinese investor in the sports and entertainment sectors, has today (Tuesday) announced an investment in Formula E Holdings Limited, the official promoter of the Formula E electric car-racing championship.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has received further fresh investment with the news that Yao Capital, a Chinese private equity firm founded by former basketball star Yao Ming, has acquired a stake in the organisation.