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“Electric vehicles are not technologies for tomorrow, but are ready today. Hosting the ePrix helps demonstrate New York City’s commitment to climate action,” said Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director for Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer for the Mayor’s Office. “Investing in our own fleet and creating smart pathways for the private sector to transition to electric vehicles is an essential part of achieving the ambitious goal the City has set of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. ePrix will help drive new excitement for these goals.”

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The 2017 NYC ePrix will be one of a series of races in the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series taking place in New York, Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, and Montreal. The event will also help to boost awareness and interest in sustainable technology, one of the main focuses of Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC Plan for moving the city into an innovation economy for the 21st century.

NYC ePRIX, eprix, electric vehicles, evs, nyc electric vehicle race, brooklyn cruise terminal, nyc evs, ev races, green transportation, sustainable transportation, green cars, electric carsPreliminary plans revealed at yesterday’s press conference show a 1.947km (1.21mile) off-street track with 13 turns.

“New York City is where technology, sustainability and commerce all connect,” said Mayor de Blasio. “There’s no better home for the ePrix. Bringing this international event to the five boroughs is a huge win for New York City. It will bring thousands of visitors, boost Brooklyn tourism and spur investment in our neighborhoods.”

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