Hyderabad to become first city in India to host Formula E race in Feb 2023

Hyderabad, Oct 7 (Representative) The much-awaited Hyderabad E-Prix, the first ever Formula E race in India, will take place for two days at Necklace Road here on February 10 and 11 next year. Formula E is the premier electric single seater racing series in the world governed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).With this event, Hyderabad will join the prestigious list of E-Prix host cities such as New York, London, Berlin, Seoul, Monaco, and Rome. The event will see 22 drivers from 11 teams fight it out for the victory around the Hyderabad Street Circuit, State Information Technology Department said. To celebrate this momentous occasion and as a run up to the marquee race, Government of Telangana is organizing the Hyderabad e-Mobility Week from February 6-11, 2023, packed with several exciting events that will showcase the global EV ecosystem in Hyderabad.

As part of this, the city will host the Hyderabad EV Summit, the Rall-E Hyderabad, and the Hyderabad E-Motor Show before closing the week with the Hyderabad E-Prix. Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao, known as KTR, formally announced the Hyderabad e-Mobility Week at an event held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Friday by launching the website and unveiling the logo in the presence of the Minister for Energy, G. Jagadish Reddy, Telangana Principal Secretary of Information Technology department Jayesh Ranjan and Dr Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, Special Secretary (Investment Promotion & External Engagement), Director Electronics, Director, Automotives & EV, and the Chief Relations Officer. Speaking on the occasion, KTR said, “This is going to be a monumental week for Hyderabad and India. He said the Hyderabad E-Prix will be one of the largest global events ever hosted in the state and using this opportunity to host the global EV ecosystem in Hyderabad during the Hyderabad e-Mobility Week is a great step to put Hyderabad on the EV map of the world. The EV sector is the future of sustainable mobility and Telangana has stayed ahead of the curve in creating a favorable environment for the adoption of zero emission vehicles, the Minister said.

We were one of the first states to launch EV&ESS policy in 2020 and have also attracted investments from key EV companies such as Fisker, Olectra, Hyundai, Biliti Electric and ZF Group. Now, with the Hyderabad e-Prix and the e-Mobility Week, we are bringing global leaders of the EV landscape to Telangana. This event will provide fresh dynamism for this sunrise sector in the State and in India, the Minister added. Jayesh Ranjan, said that “The Hyderabad e-Mobility Week will be one of the largest global platforms for EV companies and ancillary businesses in the world to showcase their latest technologies, products and services that will shape the future of green mobility, and will enrich the growing EV ecosystem of the state. The events being conducted as part of this week will provide opportunities to interact with the best in the industry and potentially attract more investments to the state.” The website, www.evhyderabad.in, contains details on all the events that are part of the Hyderabad e-Mobility Week and interested participants can register and participate in the event, Ranjan added.