Electrifying these racing industry helps not only reduce environmental impact in the sector but also helps show how far electric mobility has come. For example, the 3rd generation Formula E racer front powertrain adding 250kW to the 350kW powering the car at the rear (600kW, or approx. 800 hp). The Gen 3 has a 284kg battery pack with 51kWh capacity. Having the E-Prix here in Africa will give a great opportunity to racing enthusiasts to experience the awesome world of electric racing. It will also play a role in helping build a new following in this part of the world, especially with the younger generation.

Now in its 9th Season, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is making its debut in South Africa. Next weekend, on the 25th of February, the City of Cape Town will host its first E-Prix. The City of Cape Town is also one of the sponsors of the this first E-Prix in South Africa.

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