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Good news for American fans of electric motorcycle racing. The TTXGP series has announced its calender for the 2012 season and it looks awesome. World-Championship-at-Daytona kind of awesome. And that's on top of a four-event season that includes a repeat of last year's most excellent joint round with the FIM e-Power series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

This October, the center of the zero-carbon racing universe would appear to be Spain following the announcement by the eGrandPrix that the inaugural EMXGP will, with apologies to Paris, be held in Barcelona on the 16th and 17th of that month. Of course, one race does not a center-of-universe make and so we remind you, gentle reader, that the TTXGP Grand Final takes place the following weekend down the road in Albacete. The competitions will bookend a Zero Carbon Transport Conference in sunny sea

Were you planning on traveling to the Parisian city of Levallois in June to witness the first modern electric-automobile road race? Hope you didn't already clear your calender because EMXGP organizers have put out the word that they have postponed the launching of their series until sometime in mid-October, with the rescheduled event to be held in an as-yet-undisclosed major European city.

As you sit on the Seine-side terrace sipping chardonnay in the sun, a busker with an ancient guitar channeling Jacques Brel just yards from your table is momentarily acoustically challenged by a pack of cars frantically racing each other down the city street, their motors producing a sci-fi whine that fills the spaces between the lyrics of Ne Me Quitte Pas. Sound interesting? This scene could be something of a reality next summer as the TTXGP has announced a race through the streets of the Paris

TTXGP eGrandPrix - Click above to watch the video after the break