Known for its high adoption of electric vehicles, Hyderabad government has revealed that the city will be the first in India to host the Formula E-race on February 11 next year.
The Formula E-race is being held along with the Hyderabad e-Mobility Week here from February 6 to 11, which will showcase the global EV ecosystem here in the state, the minister added.
Along with the Hyderabad E-Prix event, Hyderabad will also host an EV Summit – the Rall-E Hyderabad – before ending the week with the race.
Telangana state IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) along with energy minister Jagadish Reddy launched the Hyderabad e-Mobility Week portal recently.
It is being organized by the Telangana government – the HMDA, Energy dept and industries departments.
The corporate sponsor is Greenco and the event will be held at the HICC in Hitec City,” said KTR, while addressing the media.
The Formula E-race will go around three places in central Hyderabad.
“Planning has already begun for this race to accommodate 50,000. It will be a 2.8 kilometers race circuit. It is a hugely popular sport and millions of people watch it. The show car will go to other cities as well before the race,” KTR added.