Formula E is the future of motorsport; it is the first all-electric racing series in the world. Montreal was recently revealed as the FIA Formula E Championship location. The season finale double-header will take place in Canada for the first time from July 29 – July 30, 2017. Globally, BMW i is a proud sponsor of Formula E as it perfectly aligns with our vision of mobility, sustainability, and electric driving pleasure. From 0 to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds, the BMW i8 Qualcomm Safety Car will be leading the electrified pack on the racetrack. The i8 has been the subject of many modifications including carbon brakes, adjustable chassis, an aerodynamic package, roll cage, and all the necessary safety car technology. At the race, be sure to keep an eye out for the i8 Safety Car, i3 Medical Car, i3 Race Control Car, and X5 iPerformance Rescue Car.
The race will take place on the streets of downtown Montreal, with many exciting activities happening throughout the weekend. Away from the track, fans can entertain themselves in the eVillage, an entertainment area aimed at the whole family. You can have the opportunity to get up close to the latest in electric vehicle mobility, engage with race car drivers and get autographs, and witness the raw emotion of the podium ceremony.