"The launch of the FIA Formula E Championship is exciting news for racing fans but also for those that believe in developing the great electric cars of the future," said Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson. "The need to create fast, dependable and durable race cars will help to accelerate the sector and showcase electric cars to a large global audience. With races around many famous city centres, I am expecting a lot of spectators, plenty of fun and some sparks flying as the competition hots up."
In case you've missed it, the 2014/2015 Formula E calendar was released yesterday. The season begins in September 2014 in China, and ends in June 2014, in the United Kingdom.