Kidlington's Drayson Racing Formula E Team have become the first outfit to enter the new global FIA Formula E Championship in 2014.

The zero-emissions series will feature cars, powered exclusively by renewable electric energy, racing on city street circuits Drayson will field a two-driver team, and are already talking to a number of the world’s leading drivers about seats with the outfit.

The team are run by Drayson Racing Technologies LLP (DRT), the pioneering low-carbon motorsport R&D business.

Team principal Lord Drayson: “We are hugely excited about the prospect of competing in the opening season of FIA Formula E. “We aim to be one of the front-runners, leveraging the knowhow we’ve built up over the past two years working on electric drive-trains and developing our 200 mph electric Le Mans prototype. “We believe that FIA Formula E has very significant commercial potential.

“It will attract new fans and new sponsors to motorsport and is on track to become the world’s leading environmentally sustainable global sporting event.”