Formula E: Agag 'very optimistic' on New York ePrix

    Could Formula E be heading to the Big Apple in 2017?

    Story highlights

    • New York a "dream" race says Formula E CEO
    • Electric series races on city center circuits
    • Berlin ePrix taking on Karl-Marx-Allee

    (CNN)It's starting to sound like the schedule for fashion week not a motorsport world championship.

    Last year it was London, this year it's been Paris and next year, if Formula E gets its wish, New York will feature on the race calendar for the first time.
      The Big Apple has long been eyed as a potential venue for the electric car series, and CEO Alejandro Agag is "very optimistic" about the chances of staging a historic race on its streets.
      "We have two or three very exciting surprises for the end of the season," Agag told CNN's Supercharged show.
      "I've just come from New York looking at different venues, different possibilities. It's far from done yet but we are very optimistic. Our dream would be to have a race in New York."