Leonardo DiCaprio sets up electric car racing team to promote EVs

Venturi Grand Prix, a joint venture between Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles and famed US actor Leonardo DiCaprio, is the tenth and final team to announce its participation in the inaugural season of Formula E racing. Organized by the FIA, the same group responsible for Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship, the all-electric competition is designed to attract fans of more environmentally friendly vehicles to the thrills and spills of high-speed competition. DiCaprio underlines the importance of “fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” which he considers to be “key to our planet’s future.”

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