LONDON, U.K. — The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is set to race in Portland, Ore. for the first time in 2023.
Following approval at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting Wednesday, the event will take place on June 24.
“We are excited to bring the premier electric motorsport world championship to Portland for the first time in June next year,” Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E, said. “There is a big, passionate fanbase for professional sports in the city, together with strong ecological credentials which makes Portland a perfect host for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The Portland race will be the 12th race in the updated Season 9 calendar of 16 races in 11 cities, which also includes championship debuts in Hyderabad, India, Cape Town, South Africa and São Paulo, Brazil.
“The USA remains an important market for Formula E,” Longo said. “We are delighted to maintain that critical presence and engage a new audience in the Pacific Northwest region in all-electric motorsport.”
Formula E has raced in the U.S. every year since Season 1 in 2015, with the exception of Season 6 in 2020 due to COVID. Long Beach (Calif.), Miami, and New York City have previously hosted races.