Electric Cars and Motorcycles Take to the Streets

M. Patrick Balkany, Maire of Le Levalllois (Paris) and MP of “Les Hauts-de-Seine was delighted to confirm yesterday evening that the city of Levallois (Borough of Paris) will host next June 4, 5 and 6 the GP-Elec event, the first electric car and electric motorcycle event in Paris.

The race and the week end event is taking place in Levallois-Perret. The track is bordering Neuilly and the Seine with VIP hospitality located on the Ile De La Grande Jatte, opposite to Quai Michelet between the Passerelle and the Pont de Levallois.

The novelty and the scale of this exciting new sporting event, which is designed to appeal to the public at large, will present a unique race programme and a variety of recreational activities . This event is in line with the active course of action Patrick Balkany is pursuing in his political career for lasting development and protection of the environment.

Azhar Hussain, Founder and CEO eGrandPrix, said, “We are tremendously proud to partner with the city of Levallois in Paris and GP-Elec to deliver an event that will be a milestone in history as we transcend to the next generation of technologies and racing. The French have a heritage of innovation and technology, and it is appropriate and fitting that they have been the most imaginative in helping deliver such an important event at such a crucial ecological moment in human history.”

EMXGP – The eGrandPrix is the World’s first all electric vehicles sanctioned car race.

The eGrandPrix also delivered TTXGP, the world’s first low-carbon sanctioned motorsport event, which was held on the Isle of Man TT course on June 12, 2009 as part of the traditional TT race programme. 16 motorbikes from six different countries, including the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took part in the race. A full high definition DVD showing full footage of the historic event is available online.

 TTXGP’s manufacturing company, Mavizen, produced the prototype bike TTX01 in November 2008, to ‘show what could be done’ and unveiled the Mavizen TTX02 at the SEMA show in Las Vegas early November 2009.

TTXGP now has a global race programme with the first event in San Francisco in May 2010, and world final in Spain in Oct 2010.