Formula E will return to the UK in the 2019/20 season, with a London E-Prix held at the ExCeL exhibition centre on a partially-indoor circuit.

Battersea Park was the previous home of the London round, hosting the double-header championship finale weekend in both the first and second FE seasons.

Strong local criticism of the disruption caused by the event had threatened the effective running of the races and the UK round of the championship was subsequently dropped from the calendar for season three.

For the 2019/20 season, the ExCeL London will host the new-look London E-Prix with a section of the track situated inside the conference centre building in what will be the first partially-indoor FE race.

The event will once again be a double-header season finale, with races held on July 25 and 26, and has been added to the calendar as part of a multi-year agreement.

“I’m extremely excited to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and electric racing back to the UK,” said the series’ CEO Alejandro Agag.

“Every motorsport series would love to host an event in London – this has been our desire for quite some time now and we’re delighted to have found a new home at the ExCeL.

“We have a growing base of knowledgeable and passionate fans in the UK, and this race adds to a fantastic summer of sport as a world-class event we hope Londoners can be proud of.

“Formula E coming back to the UK extends beyond pure racing excitement, it’s also a strong message for London to tackle inner-city air pollution by promoting clean technologies and electric sustainable mobility.”

CEO of ExCeL London, Jeremy Rees, added; “It’s an honour to welcome the world’s first ever indoor and outdoor race to ExCeL London and the Royal Docks.

“Events at ExCeL are thriving and London provides the perfect backdrop to host global entertainment brands, such as Formula E.

“We look forward to working closely with Formula E to showcase the versatility of our venue, creating a truly unique experience for teams, drivers and spectators.

“Hosting this event, is also closely aligned with our vision to create a more sustainable venue, in the heart of one of the most exciting destinations and best connected cities in the world.”