European Comm. in Talks with F1 Over Potential Electric Car Champs.

April 4, 2011

The European Commission is reportedly in talks with Formula One’s governing body (FIA) over the plausibility of creating a series of electric car racing championships, in an effort to promote awareness of new vehicle technologies.

The European Commission is said to have approached the FIA with regards to the possibility of launching an electric car, go-karts, and single-seater racing events, in the hope that the high-profile of F1 will generate awareness of advances made in the electric and hybrid industry. 

FIA president Jean Todt has been holding discussions with the European Union’s industry commissioner Antonio Tajani about how to raise interest in more energy-efficient cars.

Tajani said: “One of the priorities of my mandate is to give a concrete start to the ultimate conversion of the European car industry.”