Expansive Long Beach BMW i3 Event Held Before Formula E Race (Gallery)
Besides the Formula e Grand Prix in Long Beach, California this weekend, there was also a BMW sponsored i3 gathering.
I signed up the last minute on the day before, but was so glad I attended. It was neat to be at the biggest gathering of i3 enthusiasts I have ever seen. Although it most likely didn’t break the record recently set in Germany, this was most certainly the biggest i3 gathering in the United States.
The Formula e was a surprisingly impressive event. There was much more crowd interest in this event than from events attended prior.
Long Beach is a beautiful city, and it was a bonus to have such beautiful weather on Saturday. It’s our hope that electric car racing brings even more positive awareness to the public perception of electric cars.
Editor’s Note: Besides hosting the Formula E, and this BMW gathering, the event was title sponsored by Faraday Future, who brought not only their Concept racer – the FFZERO1, but also a teaser design sketch of a future EV thought to come to market in a “couple year’s” time out of the company’s Las Vegas assembly facility under construction now.