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December 1, 2019

Nepal to host first E-Car racing in Jomsom in 2021

NTB and Extreme E holding Press Meet
NTB and Extreme E holding Press Meet in Kathmandu. Photo-visitnepalnews

Kathmandu: Nepal is to host the first-ever E-Car racing known as Formula E-Championship in Jomsom of Mustang in May 2021.

The championship will be a battery triggered electric car race under the title “Extreme E”. The E-Car racing championship will be organized by a British company known as ‘Extreme E’ organization and coordinated by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The E-Car racing in Nepal will promote Visit Nepal Year 2020 said NTB senior officer Sudan Subedi at a press meet.

The E-car racing was announced in 2011 and was inaugurated in the Chinese capital Beijing in 2014. Nepal’s Tourism Minister Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai and Formula E founder Alejandro Agag had visited Mustang two days ago to take stock of everything before declaring the day for the championship.

E-Car racing in Nepal would make use of SUV cars rather than the one seated electric car being used globally during such races. At least 12 teams from around the world will be participating in this championship to create awareness among the people about the deteriorating environment and climate change, said NTB executive officer Deepak Raj Joshi.

Formula E founder Alejandro Agag says that Nepal’s geography is suitable for racing and adventure tourism which will be further promoted through E-racing.

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