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Sustainability spotlight in City of Lights

Published 1302 GMT (2102 HKT) January 14, 2016
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The gleaming dome at Paris' Les Invalides. The historic site is set to host a Formula E race in April. GUILLAUME BAPTISTE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
The layout of the ePrix circuit around the famous landmark was announced by organizers in January. Formula E
Paris' famous boulevards are often choked with traffic, but the city is trying to improve air quality with an electric car-sharing scheme. Autolib' was launched in 2011 and has about 150,000 subscribers. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
The Esplanade des Invalides will be an integral part of the race, housing the pit lane and many spectators and hospitality. PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
From left to right: Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag (left), former Formula One world champion Alain Prost, Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo, FIA president Jean Todt, Paris' 7th district mayor Rachida Dati and French minister for Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport Patrick Kanner pose next to Formula E cars after a press conference to present the French stage of the Formula E championship, on January 13, 2016 in Paris. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Formula E World Championship is in its second season with Swiss Sebastien Buemi leading the way in the Drivers' Championship. The Renault e.Dams driver has won two of the opening three races. Getty Images
Buemi is one of several former Formula One drivers who are competing n the 2015-16 11-race series. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file
The 1997 Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve is the most high-profile ex-F1 driver competing in Formula E. Formula E
Formula E is the world's first all-electric race series. Cars reach top speeds of about 140 mph (225 kph) during races. Adam Warner/Formula E
Most races are held in city centers. The opening round of this year's championship took place in Beijing (pictured) with races scheduled to take place in Moscow, Berlin and London later in the year. Sam Bloxham / LAT / FE
The most recent race was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay in December. The beach side setting attracted thousands of fans. Long Beach in California will also host a race this season. PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images