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McLaren Set To Power Formula E Racing
November 12, 2012
The FIA Formula E Championship will be launched in 2014 and solely feature electric powered cars, running exclusively in major international cities and with all the assets needed to reach a worldwide audience.
McLaren Set To Power Formula E Racing

McLaren Electronic Systems Limited today announced that it will provide the electric engine, transmission and electronics for cars that will participate in the FIA’s new Formula E race series.
 
McLaren will be a key partner of Spark Racing Technology, which is led by Frédéric Vasseur and is dedicated to the creation and assembly of the electric cars participating in the FIA World Championship Formula E.
 
McLaren and Spark Racing Technology will work together to design and assemble high performance, highly efficient electric cars which will soon be racing around cities across the globe.

The FIA Formula E Championship will be launched in 2014 and solely feature electric powered cars, running exclusively in major international cities and with all the assets needed to reach a worldwide audience. It will also facilitate the development of important new electric car technology which could one day be featured in mainstream road cars and be of significant benefit to the environment.
 
Whether it be in the construction of the innovative and highly efficient McLaren Technology Centre or the use of lightweight carbon fibre structures in the 12C sports car, McLaren has developed and implemented a range of innovative technologies that improve environmental performance. 

This commitment to innovation and the environment enabled Vodafone McLaren Mercedes to be the first Formula 1 team to retain the Carbon Trust Standard and to be declared 'carbon neutral.'