|PHOTO CREDIT: FIA Formula E.|
Formula E, sanctioned by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), is a class of motorsport that uses only electric-powered cars and has been operational since 2014.
Supported by the City, the consortium will undertake a feasibility study this month in order to test the practicality of hosting this event in Cape Town.
‘While we are excited to present this event to the residents of Cape Town, we have not yet taken a decision and our residents will be asked to give their input once the feasibility study hopefully confirms that we can indeed host Formula E in our beautiful city. We will follow all the stringent procedures and requirements that we have in place for events to ensure that all those who will be affected are satisfied with the process,’ said Mayor Dan Plato.
In the three years that Formula E has been hosted in Hong Kong, it has contributed approximately R1,4 billion into that economy.
‘An economic injection and the accompanying job creation opportunities for our local communities are just some of the benefits of bringing Formula E to Cape Town. The cars run on 100 percent renewable energy and having such an event here would also assist us in raising awareness and taking action against air pollution,’ said Plato.
Post a Comment