The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will race on the streets of Vancouver for the very first time as part of a spectacular three-day Canadian E-Fest which was officially launched today.
The Vancouver E-Prix is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, 2022, on a track that will see the only FIA certified all-electric World Championship race in front the Rogers Arena in Vancouver’s False Creek neighbourhood subject to FIA homologation and will be sanctioned by ASN Canada.
More than just a race weekend, the event will see performances from superstar musicians round-off a spectacular three days in Vancouver, British Colombia. Other scheduled events include a conference on climate change and sustainability featuring soon-to-be-announced speakers, a paddock tour for local residents, and a fitness challenge on the False Creek race circuit, which includes the newly-named City Gate Straight.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and Chief Championship Officer of Formula E, said: “The Canadian E-Fest will be an exciting, dynamic, innovative sports and entertainment event that drives the promotion of electric mobility and the fight against climate change in Canada and around the world. Working with our local partners, we are excited to bring the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to the streets of Vancouver in 2022 and showcase the latest innovations in sustainable technology.”
Sarah Kirby-Yung, Vancouver City Councillor, said:"The Canadian E-Fest will be an exciting, dynamic, innovative sports and entertainment event that drives the promotion of electric mobility and the fight against climate change in Canada and around the world."
“Since it was announced that OSS Group had chosen Vancouver to host this fantastic event, we’ve been looking forward to this official launch. We look forward to OSS working with our teams and the local community in delivering an ‘electric’ event experience for Canada Day 2022. Formula E is a win on so many levels, from being a net-zero carbon event that supports sustainable transportation, to being a huge boost for our hard-hit tourism sector, our residents and our local economy.”
Royce Chwin, President & CEO of Destination Vancouver, said: “We are excited that the OSS Group will be bringing the 2022 Vancouver E-Prix to Vancouver next summer. The event is a natural fit for Vancouver with themes of sustainability and promotion of a green economy and we are proud to be the host destination. As we rebuild our local visitor economy, the return of festival and events is a crucial part of restoring vibrancy to our city and bringing visitors back to Vancouver to support our many tourism-related businesses.”
OSS Group President, Matthew Carter, said: “I’m excited to show you where the fun and all the action will be happening. This is a well thought out site map created by the renowned site design aficionado, Phillip Smirnow, an OSS partner.”
How the Vancouver E-Prix and E-Fest site should look
Eric Deschenes, Country Managing Director and Head of Electrification Business, ABB Canada, said: “For more than a century, ABB Canada has been innovating and investing to provide leading electrification and automation technologies to Canadian industry. Our partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is an opportunity to test and develop technologies that will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and drive progress in sustainability. The hosting of ABB Formula E in Vancouver, Canada's greenest city, is a testament to the advancements being made to enable a healthier and more prosperous world for future generations.”
The Canadian E-Fest will take place from June 30 to July 2, bringing awareness to and showcasing environmental leadership with four central pillars: E-Prix, E-Live, E-Volve and E-Sports.
Published on 29th September 2021