Indian auto major Mahindra & Mahindra will showcase its electric transportation technologies during the inaugural Formula E electric car racing championship here, which will also have the team’s driver Karun Chandhok driving through the city’s streets in the electric racers.
Mahindra is among the 10 teams competing in Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric racing series.
The inaugural season of the Formula E Racing Series had commenced in Beijing in September 2014 and will run until June 2015, competing in 10 of the world’s leading cities including Berlin and London.
Formula E seeks to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry, accelerating general interest in electric cars and promoting clean energy and sustainability.
Mahindra Racing will be represented by Chandhok and Brazilian Bruno Senna.
The Miami ePrix circuit, prominently located in Downtown Miami, consists of eight corners over the course of the 2.17km track.
Among the innovative electric technologies expected to be showcased will be Mahindra’s two-wheel ‘GenZe 2.0’, designed to help the urban commuter overcome the challenges associated with pollution, traffic congestion, parking hassles, and the limitations of public transportation.
The two-wheeler is slated for a California debut in a few months and Mahindra is looking at the Formula E event as an opportunity for the public to see the future of sustainable transportation.
The GenZe is an all-electric two-wheel transportation alternative designed to make getting around American cities and campuses faster, easier and safer. It has a removable lithium-ion battery that can be recharged at any standard electrical outlet, giving riders ease of use.
The vehicle is also equipped with the Cruise-Connect System, making it the industry’s first cloud-based connected scooter, allowing riders the ability to govern settings from an app on their phone and charge their mobile devices while on the go.