The FIA's Formula E Championship has agreed a deal with Fox Sports that will ensure coverage in over 80 countries next year. The new series for all-electric vehicles will be broadcast live exclusively in the U.S. on the network and across a series of exclusive and non-exclusive platforms in other regions.
Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring open-wheel cars powered exclusively by electricity and racing in the downtown areas of 10 of the world's leading cities, including Los Angeles and Miami. Designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring, 10 teams each with two drivers will compete in one hour races using Formula cars capable of reaching speeds of around 140mph with zero emissions.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promoter Formula E Holdings, said: "We are very proud to announce this major agreement between Fox and the FIA Formula E Championship and to be partnering a truly global organization that fully believes in the future of racing.
"America is a key market for electric cars and to show our races live in the U..S will be central to promoting this type of mobility."
As well as two races in the U.S. IndyCar squad Andretti Autosport confirrmed last month that it would be taking part in the series. Six of the 10 teams have now been signed for the inaugural season, with Andretti Autosport, China Racing and British-based Drayson Racing having been confirmed to date.