PHOTO CAPTION: Alejandro Agag did the 'impossible', pulling together the teams, the sponsors and venues for the world's first professional electric race series.

Formula E Race Series Generating Lots of Buzz Now

Formula E is positioning itself as not about the fastest or the noisiest, but as concerned about who is doing things that are better for the environment.

Published: 11-Sep-2014

Alejandro Agag, the man leading the world's first all-electric car racing series, laughingly describes himself as an 'old petrolhead' who likes a bit of noise.

The joke stops there, however. The 43-year-old chief executive has silenced the doubters who only two years ago were questioning whether he could turn his 'Formula E' plans into reality and next week he hopes to show he is on to a winner.

The first race, or 'ePrix', will be held in Beijing on Sept. 13, sanctioned by the International Automobile Federation and broadcast around the world, and Agag is smiling at how perceptions have changed.


Enviro400 H hybrid electric buses, several of which will trial an inductive charging system starting in 2015.

Six special Enviro400H E400 hybrid buses will be equipped with wireless charging systems along London Route 60 between Canning Town and Walthamstow.

Import cars in holding area at Port of Ashdod, Israel.

An estimated 100 out of 360 impounded Renault Fluence EVs destined for use by now-bankrupt Better Place in Israel reported will be scraped. The fate of the remaining cars is uncertain.

Renovo Coupe will sell for $529,000.

After four years of secrecy, Renovo unveiled their $529K two-seater based on the Shelby Daytona and capable of 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds.


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