The Levallois, France City Council in December 2009 approved plans for the organization of the first GP Elec Levallois—the first 100% electric city-course Grand Prix. The Grand Prix and surrounding events will take place on the 4, 5, and 6 of June 2010.
The course will take Tesla cars and electric racing prototypes around a 3 km course (1.8 miles) through the city. The course has 8 bends, a tunnel, and an 800 meter straight. The cars—although high powered—will be quiet, making the event free of sound pollution and something completely new for the public.
Spectators will have the chance to see the cars up close after each race. The Grand Prix will host a Sustainable Mobility Salon in the city’s square, where the public will be able to learn more about electric vehicles, environmental concerns, and innovations in transportation. The salon will have events for children and adults, including electric go-karts, children cars, and an eco-educational garden.