Time: October 17, 2018
RIYADH — In what considered to be the first appearance of the electric car racing series in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is scheduled to host the opening round of The ABB FIA Formula E Championship. ABB Formula E is set to make its debut in Ad Diriyah, Riyadh this December for the very first time as part of a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation.
The Vice Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, described Formula E as “the motorsport of the future”, and having Saudi Arabia hosting the championship is “an exciting opportunity as the race aligns perfectly with the country’s 2030 vision.”
ABB FIA Formula E championship is the world’s first fully electric street racing series holding its races in the middle of the world’s capital cities. Vehicles are entirely battery-powered with a top speed of 225km/h. The fifth season, starting in Riyadh, will feature new cities, new rules, and most importantly, new teams, like BMW and Nissan, driving in brand new Generation 2 cars.
Formula E partnered with ABB, which considered to be a global leader in the deployment of sustainable energy and e-mobility solutions. Through this partnership, Both Formula E and ABB can further push the boundaries of e-mobility and contribute to a more sustainable solutions that explores the role of using clean sources of energy, which, consequently, allows adapting to the unforeseen future changes while optimizing the use of existing technology and supporting future innovations. This results in minimizing environmental impacts, providing a green and sustainable atmosphere to users and their environment.
Bringing Formula E to Saudi Arabia is a big milestone in achieving the country’s Vision 2030 goals. — SG