Country to host fourth round of alternative energies cars championship

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport · 12-06-2019 16:19:00 · 0 Comments
Country to host fourth round of alternative energies cars championship

Portugal is to host from Friday the fourth championship of alternative energies of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), which aims to show the existing solutions in the market.

With 27 teams registered, seven of then not Portuguese, the competitors of this FIA Electric and New Energy Championship are to face 410km, 153 of which is timed, in the fourth of the 14 races of the championship.

"The idea is to make it go through areas with a scenic or touristic interest," Paulo Almeida, the president of the Classic Clube de Portugal told Lusa, which organises the competition in Portugal, in partnership with the Portuguese Automobile Federation and Karting (FPAK), with the support of the municipality of Oeiras.

The organisation claimed that this is, so far, "the only automobile race in Portugal with environmental and ecological concerns.”

The race is to kick off on Friday at 5 p.m., with the Oeiras Street Stage, which will take place in Nova Oeiras, and closes with the Marginal de Oeiras Power Stage, starting at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday.

In this stage, hydrogen cars are to participate, a fuel still poorly disseminated in Portugal, but offers an autonomy of about 700km.

Almeida said that this "is a platform for world manufacturers to show their products differently.”

The race ends with the award ceremony at 1.15 p.m. on Sunday


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