Miami hosts first all-electric car race in US

Thousands of fans turned out to watch the first all-electric car race in the US which took place over the weekend. According to organisers, the streets of Miami were packed […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Thousands of fans turned out to watch the first all-electric car race in the US which took place over the weekend.

According to organisers, the streets of Miami were packed with 20,000 people and millions of fans watched the Formula E competition on their televisions, computers and smartphones.

Miami is the fifth of 10 cities around the world to host races for the inaugural year of the championship, which was launched in Beijing in September last year.

Nicolas Prost with his trophy. Image: FIA Formula E
Nicolas Prost with his trophy. Image: FIA Formula E

Frenchman Nicolas Prost – and son of former Formula One champion Alain Prost – won the race on Saturday.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E said: “There was a great start and then so much action with overtaking, continuous attacks and three drivers to fight for the victory in the final laps.

“In addition, we haven’t before seen the management of available energy being the key to gain success. As the season goes on, teams and drivers deepen their knowledge and find a way to utilise the car, which is only good for the show.”

London will be hosting two races in June this year.