Air Race E: Electrifying Racing by AeroSociety Podcast published on 2019-02-06T16:22:45Z A revolution in electric commercial aviation is coming. But it has already arrived in air racing. Air Race E has announced it will hold the first ever electric airplane race in 2020. And the technology that will be introduced in this series will trace a direct link to the technology that will carry us as passengers in the near future. Air Race E format will be based on the long-running established sport known as formula one air racing, with the exception of an all-electric powerplant. By launching this new race as a racing formula (governed by the Formula Air Racing Association) Air Race E is inviting manufacturers from around the world to enter a team to generate competition both on and off the race course. Air Race E intends to become a unifying platform and the catalyst for accelerated development in the field. The first prototype race plane is already in development in the UK and huge interest is being generated with more media announcements due very soon.