Why FE must plan to survive its own success
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Why FE must plan to survive its own success

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, Alej
Co-author:
ro Agag
, ro Agag

More manufacturers than any other category and plenty of others in talks - Formula E has enjoyed quite the turnaround in four years. Here, co-founder Alejandro Agag explains the series' plan to keep things moving forward

As we start the fourth season of Formula E, I have to admit that the series has exceeded my expectations. We have several major car manufacturers involved in the series, with more on the way, and others - some of them not even in motorsport - getting in touch to express their interest. I think that shows the whole world is moving in the direction of sustainability and electric vehicles - and fast.

As a championship, we happened to be in the right place at the right moment. Obviously the diesel situation [the VW diesel emissions scandal] was, in a way, a bad thing, but one that helped us, because it helped accelerate the change to electric. Meantime the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 clearly pushed things in our direction, too, in terms of the mood against climate change and C02 emissions. These things just kind of happened, without our doing, to promote electric cars.

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