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Formula E powers up for a third season

Updated 1904 GMT (0304 HKT) December 7, 2016
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"Formula E is a new laboratory showing how clean technology can be sexy ... it's spectacular," says solar pioneer, Bertrand Piccard. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Formula E via Getty Images
Hong Kong's dramatic skyline provided the backdrop to the first Formula E race of the 2016/17 season. AFP/Getty Images
Formula E cars raced around the Central Harborfront in October with 2015/16 world champion, Sebastien Buemi coming out on top. AFP/Getty Images
Fans at the Hong Kong race greeted Buemi, Lucas di Grassi (pictured) and Nick Heidfeld at the podium ceremony following the ePrix. AFP/Getty Images
Grid girls holding Fan Boost placards at the Marrakech ePrix -- the second race of the 2016/17 world championship. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Formula E via Getty Images
Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans on track at the Marrakech ePrix in November. AFP/Getty Images
Virgin Racing's Sam Bird ended up taking second place at the Marrakech ePrix -- the first time Africa had hosted Formula E racing. AFP/Getty Images
Renault e.Dams driver, Buemi made it two wins out of two in Marrakech to cement his position at the top of the drivers' championship. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Formula E via Getty Images
Next stop, Buenos Aires in February. Races are also scheduled to take place in Mexico City, Monaco, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Montreal and New York in 2017. Zak Mauger/Formula E