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Paris to Host Zero-Emissions Street Race for EV Cars and Motorcycles

By KBB.com Editors on December 17, 2009 10:40 AM
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Motoring through the City of Lights will be a bit more challenging next June 4-6, when Paris will hold its first on-road competition for electric cars and motorcycles. Organized by eGrandPrix.com -- the folks who successfully pulled off the inaugural TTXGP for electric two-wheelers in conjunction with this year's Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Moto event -- in partnership with GP-Elec, the various sprint races included on the EMXGP schedule will be contested in the outlying Levallois-Perret area on a street course that runs along the Seine River and around other scenic landmarks in the Levallois borough of Paris. Expected to draw well over 100,000 spectators, the weekend's activities are slated complement the racing with various forms of live entertainment. In making the announcement, Azhar Hussain, Founder and CEO eGrandPrix, said, "We are tremendously proud to partner with the city of Levallois in Paris and GP-Elec to deliver an event that will be a milestone in history as we transcend to the next generation of technologies and racing. The French have a heritage of innovation and technology, and it is appropriate and fitting that they have been the most imaginative in helping deliver such an important event at such a crucial ecological moment in human history." No other specifics have been released, but given the impressive results of the EV bikes at the TTXGP and the potential of seeing even faster versions of both two and four-wheeled vehicles taking it to the streets in Paris should make for a pretty interesting French connection weekend.

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