Would you be down to watch a race with only electric cars? Leonardo DiCaprio is hoping so, as he announced yesterday his partnership with Venturi Automobiles to create an electric car racing team. The Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team will begin competing in September 2014 in the newly created FIA Formula E Championship. It'll be the first race series exclusively featuring electric vehicles.
DiCaprio, who has previously endorsed Tesla and owns a Fisker Karma, said, "The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles. Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”
That tremendous foresight he mentioned might have something to do with the fact that Venturi currently holds the land speed record for an electric vehicle (307 mph). Come next September, you won't only be watching DiCaprio's team race. You might be watching it win.
[via FIA Formula E]