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Formula E at the Karl-Marx-Allee – The electric racing series’ second appearance in Berlin

02/16/2016 FIA announces the Berlin ePrix on May 21, 2016 in Berlin. This time, the race route will run around Strausberger Platz towards Alexanderplatz with a pit lane on the Karl-Marx-Allee.

Berlin is one of ten venues worldwide (four of which are in Europe) for this 100% electric racing series, which was launched in 2014 and electrified roughly 20,000 spectators at Tempelhofer Feld last year. The 2,030-km-long city racetrack at the heart of Berlin has eleven curves. It runs around Strausberger Platz towards Alexanderplatz with a pit lane on the Karl-Marx-Allee. The race route is currently being evaluated by authorities for approval.

Berlin is on its way to becoming an internationally renowned model for e-mobility. Roughly 3,000 electric vehicles are already driving around the capital region and around 650 public charging points are available. Formats such as Formula E effectively help more people see and experience e-mobility. Formula E is proof that motorsports and sustainability do not have to be mutually exclusive. The technological innovations used here show how the motorsports of the future can be designed to produce low emissions.

Gernot Lobenberg, Director of the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO, welcomes the current development, "Just last year, Formula E impressively showed a broad audience that e-mobility is fun and has now found its way into motorsports. Formula E is a good match for us, because there are already more than 150 projects being carried out in the field of e-mobility in Berlin and Brandenburg. More than 450 players from industry, science and politics are active in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region and are committed to further developing regional e-mobility. Formula E proves that motorsports can be sustainable.”

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