Air Race E: First ever all-electric airplane race to take place in 2020 after new series is announced

THE floor-breaking first ever all-electric air race will take place in 2020.

Air Race Occasions announced the historic occasion which can see planes race towards one another on a decent circuit simply metres above the bottom.

 The first ever all-electric Air Race has been confirmed for 2020

Air Race Occasions
The primary ever all-electric Air Race has been confirmed for 2020

A location and date has but to be confirmed for the occasion that may comply with an analogous format to the Air Race 1 World Cup.

Thailand's U-Tapao Airport hosted the 2017 version final November and was gained by American Tim Cone in his plane referred to as "What Airport Honey?"

Air Race Occasions chief government Jeff Zaltman stated: “We’re thrilled to announce the world’s first and solely all-electric airplane racing championship.

“Air Race E has secured all the important thing elements to make this imaginative and prescient a actuality: the airplanes, the race pilots, the engineers, the sports associations, a check centre in Europe and the racing heritage and experience that is unrivalled in the world.

“We at the moment are simply on the lookout for one of the best powerplant and electrical techniques for the job.

"Air Race E will turn into the unifying physique that may drive the event and promotion of cleaner and quicker electrical plane."

 Jeff Zaltman speaking at the Air Race 1 World Cup in Thailand last November

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Jeff Zaltman talking on the Air Race 1 World Cup in Thailand final November

Zaltman final yr advised SunSport of his ambition to push air racing into the eyes of hundreds of thousands.

He stated: "Our aim actually is to make this a mainstream sport in the subsequent ten years and one of many 5 or 6 sports that folks speak about.

"We take pleasure in having a particularly thrilling sport – grabbing somebody’s consideration is very straightforward.

"However there’s all the time the problem of teaching the viewers as to why it’s so difficult and demanding.

"It’s the quickest racing in the world and we will captivate an viewers instantly, nevertheless it’s going to take a while to get it on the market."

Highlights from the 2017 Air Race 1 World Cup in Thailand

THE floor-breaking first ever all-electric air race will take place in 2020.