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Up close with the new 'Formula E' car

13 November 2013 Last updated at 00:12 GMT

Formula E's official test driver Lucas di Grassi shows the BBC around the latest prototype car in London.

Formula E is a new FIA championship which will feature Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy.

It is scheduled to begin in 2014 with 10 teams competing in 10 cities around the world in the same car.

Video journalist: Neil Bowdler