The city of London was announced to host an event of the FIA Formula E Championship in early March. Three locations are being considered as possible event site: the streets around Wembley, Westminster and the Olympic Park in Stratford. London was likely to be the opening venue of the championship, but decisions are to be made by the local government and that takes longer than anticipated. Therefore, London is likely to lose the world première, according to The Independent.
Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag told the newspaper that the first event will instead take place in Beijing, followed by nine other races in exotic cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Rio de Janairo and finishes the season in Europe with Rome, Berlin and London as closing race.
The official battery electric car was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) earlier in September. (Click here to find out the details and photos). 20 identical cars, managed by ten teams, will race through ten international cities world wide, starting from September 2014.