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Qualcomm and Formula E unveil the future of driving at 2014 CES

Qualcomm and Formula E unveil the future of driving at 2014 CES

If the cars were the stars at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, the superstar was the new all-electric Formula E racecar, which was unveiled publicly for the first time at a press conference and demo held in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Capable of reaching speeds of more than 150mph, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E was unveiled by Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm is an Official Founding and Technology Partner) and Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings, and the driving force behind the new FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first, fully-electric racing series for open-wheel cars capable of speeds in excess of 150mph.

Before the big show — a stealthy run down Sunset Strip

The coming out party — a racecar for the next generation

After a short push (only a few feet) from the podium, driver Lucas di Grassi climbed in to the cockpit and artfully executed a few short laps around the parking lot area, working up enough speed to get the tires smoking and hearts beating in the crowd.

Meet the driver — Lucas di Grassi

The Formula E series officially begins this fall in Beijing. More info is available here.