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 |  Aug 09 2013, 2:02 PM

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Formula E, the world’s first fully-electric racing league, will kick off in September, 2014, and the organization has just signed a deal that will see Fox Sports carry exclusive coverage of the series. 

Fox’s coverage will carry Forumla E racing to over 80 countries, while here in the U.S. it will debut on Fox Sports 1.

“This global broadcasting deal will bring our Championship to nearly 90 countries and a potential 180 million households worldwide, giving our partners, our teams, and our team’s partners a platform to visualize the association to the values of this competition,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Championship promoter Formula E Holdings.

Formula E features open-wheel F1-style race cars that get all of their power from electric motors. Ten races will be held in the inaugural season, including two in the United States that will take place in Miami and LA. Ten teams with two drivers each will compete in one hour races with cars that are capable of around 125 mph.