RIYADH — In what considered to be the first appearance of the electric car racing series in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is scheduled to host the opening round of The ABB FIA Formula E Championship. ABB Formula E is set to make its debut in Ad Diriyah, Riyadh this December for the very first time as part of a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation.

The Vice Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud, described Formula E as “the motorsport of the future”, and having Saudi Arabia hosting the championship is “an exciting opportunity as the race aligns perfectly with the country’s 2030 vision.”