The FIA ABB Formula E all electric racing series announced on Tuesday that they will return to the streets of mainland China for season five of the championship with a new race in Sanya, China, subject to approval from the World Motorsports Council it would be ABB Formula E’s second visit to China following the race there in 2014 when the series raced a round the historic Birds Nest in Beijing in 2014.

Speaking about the news, founder and CEO of the ABB Formula E championship, Alejandro Agag commented by saying:

Bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship back to Mainland China is an important step in a key territory for the series and a market that’s instrumental to the continued development and uptake of electric vehicles globally. Sanya is an idyllic setting for a Formula E race – not just with the stunning views on the shores of the South China Sea – but for the ongoing efforts of Hainan in the field of electric mobility, which has led to Sanya boasting the best air quality of any city in China.

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