Paris will get a round the streets grand prix over the weekend of June 5th-6th. Run over a two-mile course in the Levallois-Perret suburb, close to the River Seine and near the Place Georges Pompidou it is expected to draw a 100,000 spectators.
Unusually for a GP it will last approximately only 25 miles instead of the usual 200. This isn't because of an arcane ruling from the Parisian authorities or the FIA trying to inject some real excitement into a GP by turning it into a sprint but, because there's a real chance the cars will start slowing down and grinding to a halt if they carry on much further.
That's because it's the EMXGP for electric cars such as the and the electric 911, German tuner Ruf created last fall.
Brains behind the event is British entrepreneur, Azhar Hussain who owns a company providing software for electric vehicles and makes the Mavizen electric motorbike. He's the same man who introduced the TTXGP motorcycle event at the Isle of Man TT races last year.
Anyone interested in entering their electric car or spectating visit: for further details.