The FIA is creating a racing series devoted to the electric car. Called the Formula E, the series will launch in 2013 and is expected to attract attention from all around the world.
They are currently in the process of soliciting race teams and other organizations to participate. The current phase lasts until mid-October and is about interested parties sending in letters expressing interest. Then by mid-December the FIA will select interested parties to become involved.
The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) announced in late July a proposal to form the Formula E electric racing series to start in 2013.
The race is expected to have the pace of Formula 3 racing, with 1,722 pound cars. Racing is expected to be on city streets.
The FIA has a candidacy process that will go until December 2011.