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.