Formula E will race on the streets of Tokyo for the first time in 2024.
The championship announced its Season 10 calendar, which features the new event to be held in March 2024.
Currently, 17 rounds are planned for the 2024 season, including three “to be determined” locations.
Tokyo is set to be the seventh round of the championship, and the race will take place on March 30th.
Formula E is the first FIA sanctioned world championship to race in Tokyo, an event which has been highly requested since Formula E’s inaugural season.
“I am delighted by the official decision that Tokyo will host a Formula E race in March 2024,” said Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike. “Centering on spreading the use of zero emission vehicles, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is accelerating actions in all realms to realise Zero Emission Tokyo, an environmentally advanced city that does not emit carbon dioxide.
“This race will be held around Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo’s bay area, where developments are underway to become a sustainable next generation city.
“Let’s all look forward to seeing up close the dynamism of this race to be held for the first time in Japan and cheer the racers on.
“The race will not only add momentum to the spread of zero emission vehicles but will also provide a wonderful opportunity to enhance Tokyo’s international presence by showing the attractions of our city to the world. Tokyo will join forces with the organisers and others related to the race to ensure its success.”
Tokyo is currently the only new destination on the 2024 calendar, though Formula E is in “advance discussions” with other potential host cities to fill the remaining dates on the calendar.
“We are excited to take Formula E to the streets of Tokyo next season,” said Formula E co-founder and Chief Championship Officer, Alberto Longo. “It is an iconic world city providing the perfect backdrop to showcase the unique qualities of our sport and will capture global attention.
“The Season 10 calendar represents our ongoing mission to create a dynamic schedule of new cities hosting races for the first or second time like Tokyo, São Paulo and Portland alongside established hosts like Berlin, Rome, London, Monaco, Diriyah and now Jakarta.”
The 2024 season kicks off in Mexico on January 13th, before a double header event in Diriyah on January 26th and 27th.
Two TBD rounds will follow before Sao Paulo and Tokyo in March.
Rome will host a double header in April, crossing over the season halfway point, before the Monaco E-Prix on April 27th. A double header in Germany completes the European leg.
Another TBD is scheduled for May, followed by Jakarta and Portland.
The season ends with a double header in London on July 20th and 21st.