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Formula E Focuses On The U.S. And Asian Markets For Investments, Growth

04 / 16 / 14

Electric racing series Formula E is focusing on the U.S. and Asia for investments and growing the championship. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said, “The U.S. and Asia are more open to change and to progress in the industry.” Agag specifically pointed to the U.S. West Coast and China as th...

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