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Electric pace car unveiled at the Capitol

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With engines revving, speakers blaring, and fans booing Kyle Busch, there's not a lot of quiet things at a NASCAR race.  But this Saturday at RIR, the car leading the field at the Capital City 400, will hardly be making a sound.

The Ford Electric was unveiled at the State Capitol Tuesday.  The teal Electric will be the first all-electric car to act as a pace car in the history of NASCAR.

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling shared his excitement about the car, and about the name of this Sunday's race, before taking the car on a joyride to Richmond International Raceway.

List price for the Ford Electric is just a shade below $40,000, but could be cheaper because some states will give out tax breaks for purchasing an electric car.  It can go almost 4 hours on one charge, and will be available to purchase in Richmond before the end of the year.

Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was supposed to be a part of the ceremony, but was not able to make it because of travel issues.

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