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Formula E car makes first public demonstration run on iconic Las Vegas Strip

Formula E car makes first public demonstration run on iconic Las Vegas Strip image

Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Renault Press | posted January 10, 2014 20:04

Demo run part of festivities for 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

As part of its aggressive media and promotional campaign, FIA Formula E organizers flew the Spark-Renault SRT_01E to Las Vegas for its first dynamic public appearance for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Driven by Formula E test driver Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, the zero emission SRT_01E sped through the Las Vegas Strip before moving on to Mandalay Bay in the center of the city.

Formula E demo run Las Vegas Strip

The demonstration run is the realization of the visionary idea of fully-electric single-seater race cars. The zero emission races are scheduled to commence in September of 2014 at city circuits around the world.

“Everybody at Renault is very proud that we were able to show the 100% electric Spark-Renault race car in driving conditions for a very tech-savvy crowd in Las Vegas. The work that has been done by all technical partners over the last few months has been fantastic and the car lives up to Renault’s high competition standards,” said Patrice Ratti, CEO of Renault Sport Technologies.

The public debut follows on its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of last year and its recent track test debut in November.