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LA Innovation, Electric Mobility on display in eVillage at Long Beach “Formula-E” Race

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Free event 4/4/15 includes eVillage to showcase L.A. emobility concepts, at electric Formula E auto race.

Innovation and Electric Mobility on Display in eVillage at Long Beach Formula E Race Saturday

LONG BEACH (Wednesday, April 1, 2015) — For the first time ever, racing fans will be able to see the world’s most innovative electric vehicles compete in Formula E racing in downtown Long Beach. Fans can check out the latest innovations in advanced transportation in the eVillage. All venues and the Formula E race are free.

The e4 Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California* (ATC) and Dutch organization Coast to Coast Smart e-Mobility (C2C) will showcase products and projects being implemented locally. Visitors to the eVillage, which is located on the inside area of the race track, will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with electric motorcycles, bikes, vehicles, and the latest in charging technology, and will have an opportunity to meet CalState LA students involved in the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy EcoCar 3 national competition.

“It is fitting that the Formula E circuit is here in Southern California, especially in Los Angeles County, where we have so many companies, universities, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders working on cutting edge advanced transportation technologies and developing the tools and vehicles of the future,” commented ATC executive director, Michael Boehm.

The Long Beach e Prix is one of 11 Formula E races scheduled worldwide this season and only the second being held in the United States. The first was held in Miami a few weeks ago. Fans should plan to arrive early to visit the eVillage, enjoy practice and qualifying runs, trackside entertainment, and finally, the big race.

The race will be held in the same location as the annual Long Beach Grand Prix, in a slightly altered circuit along Shoreline Drive and Seaside Way (south of Ocean Blvd), around the Long Beach Convention Center.

“We are very excited that the ATC and C2C have a premier spot at the race track during the first Formula E-Prix in Long Beach,” stated Peter van Deventer, C2C’s Executive Director, “It is just great that we both can showcase state-of-the-art smart e-Mobility solutions both in Southern California and the Netherlands. In fact, the Consul General of the Netherlands will be here at the eVillage with us.”

 

For more information about the Long Beach Formula E race, venues, parking, and the eVillage, visit their website. For more information about the e4 Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California, click here, and to learn about the cooperation and projects between the Dutch Coast to Coast Smart e-Mobility initiative, and California’s innovators, go here.

 

* e4 Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California is supported by the LAEDC e4Mobility Alliance

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