11 teams, 22 cars: '30 Days to Go Countdown' for 2023 Hyderabad E-Prix held in Mumbai

Hyderabad will host round 4 of the 16 races for the 9th season of the championship which will be organised between January and July 2023.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Jan 2023 9:45 AM GMT
11 teams, 22 cars: 30 Days to Go Countdown for 2023 Hyderabad E-Prix held in Mumbai

Mumbai: With 30 days to go for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship "2023 Hyderabad E-Prix," Mumbai hosted a "30 Days to Go Countdown" event on Thursday evening. This historic racing event, taking place in India for the first time, will be held near the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad on 11 February. It is part of a four-year agreement that will see the event held in India through 2026.

The spectacular "30 Days to Go Countdown" which began with a Ganesh Vandana by the Colors of India was graced by Eknath Sambhaji Shinde, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Nitin Gadkari, Union minister of road transport and highways of India; K.T. Rama Rao, Telangana minister of municipal administration and urban development; and Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, founder of Greenko and Ace Group. The event finale had a special performance by Dharavi Rocks, highlighting sustainability.

Eknath Shinde, the Maharashtra CM, said, "We are very glad to welcome the Formula E team to Mumbai and happy that they chose to celebrate this important milestone here at the Gateway of India. The Formula E World Championship coming to India has made us all proud. In keeping with the true spirit of progress, this championship will power us through to a sustainable future."

KTR noted, "The Formula E World Championship coming to Hyderabad and India for the first time ever is a testament to the direction of progress India has taken. Sustainable mobility is the way to go for a cleaner, greener future. We are proud to be hosting this international event in Hyderabad and welcome all of India to come witness this race."

Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, founder of Greenko Group and Ace Group, said the Mumbai countdown marks a step towards a momentous event in acknowledgement of an urgent need to decarbonise the economy, including the transport and mobility sector. "Thirty days from now, India will be at the forefront of electric vehicle racing, hosting its first ever Formula E race in partnership with the government of Telangana and support from the government of India. We will accelerate our race to ensure that India drives the future of sustainability and decarbonisation. I welcome you all to witness history in the making with the first of its kind race on 11th February 2023 on the streets of Hyderabad."

2023 Hyderabad E-Prix, accelerated by Greenko, is being hosted by Ace Nxt Gen in association with the Telangana government and Formula E. Hyderabad will host round 4 of the 16 races for the 9th season of the championship which will be organised between January and July 2023.

Overwhelming response

The ticket sales which went live on 4 January has received an overwhelming response from fans around the world. Organisers have categorised the tickets into four categories based on the vantage points on the track: Ace Grandstands, Premium Grandstands, Charged Grandstands, Grandstands.

A total of 11 teams with 22 cars will participate, including notable names like McLaren, Maserati, Porsche, Jaguar, Nissan, and Mahindra Racing. The highlight of the event will be the introduction of the Gen3 Era Formula E car, which is known for its top speed of 322kmph and its status as the world's fastest, lightest, most powerful, and most efficient electric race car.

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