Mercedes-Benz's announcement of its intention to enter Formula E is the latest in a string of road car brands who have committed to the all-electric motorsport series.
With the third season of the series due to get underway in Hong Kong this weekend, we look at the manufacturers currently on the grid, and those who are soon to join them.
Team name: Renault e.dams
Renault's is the most successful Formula E team, having won two titles; one under each of its drivers, Nicolas Prost and Sébastien Buemi. Founded by Formula 1 legend Alain Prost and DAMS founder Jean-Paul Driot. Renault is well-prepared for Formula E with its comparatively long history of electric cars, and an electric powertrain designed in-house by Renaultsport F1.
Team name: Mahindra Racing
Indian car giant Mahindra – whose UK car presence includes Ssangyong and the all-electric Mahindra e2o – has been participating in Formula E since the 2014-2015 season. This season, it has replaced Brazilian driver Bruno Senna with Swede Felix Rosenqvist, who joins German F1 veteran Nick Heidfeld at the team.