“We have, as soon as possible, with new categories with new energy,” says Jean Todt, who adds that the first season of racing electric cars could take place in 2013.

The Formula 1 is one of the most popular sports but also one of the most damaging to the environment. A dozen cars at 200 km / h. significantly contaminate the entire race and consume about 2,950 liters of fuel. Hence, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) of the European Union is considering organizing a championship with electric cars while achieving the public’s attention for an end to accept this type of vehicle.

While the overall impression is that electric or hybrid cars are not comparable to petrol vehicles as far as speed is concerned, an electrical F1 championship show that this belief is wrong and, in addition to being faster, electric cars can compete without polluting the air or noise pollution. Something that Tesla has shown, for the second consecutive year, at Alternative Energy Monte Carlo Rally.

The president of the FIA, Jean Todt, and EU Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani are in talks to take the matter forward. It has also created a committee of the electric car unit within the FIA, headed by Burkhard Goeschel, former head of BMW.

“We have, as soon as possible, with new categories with new energy,” says Jean Todt, who adds that the first season of racing electric cars could take place in 2013. In turn, Tajani expected to boost competition involves the conversion of the European automobile industry.

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