Formula E Race Set to Skim the Walls of Moscow's Kremlin

Cars drive along the Moskva river embankment near the walls of the Kremlin in Moscow.

LONDON — The new Formula E electric series will hold a Moscow race in June on central city streets adjacent to the Kremlin, organizers said Tuesday.

The June 6 race will be the ninth and penultimate round of the championship which ends in London's Battersea Park on June 27.

"Russia's automotive market is steadily growing, as is its electric vehicle industry and I am confident that Formula E will help to promote the concept of sustainable mobility in this country," said Formula E Chief Executive Alejandro Agag.

The world's first fully-electric racing series started in Beijing last September with 10 teams. The next race is scheduled for Miami on March 14.

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