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09/12/2013 16:03 GMT | Updated 09/12/2013 21:25 GMT

Leonardo DiCaprio Enters Formula E Team

Leonardo DiCaprio has entered a new electric motor racing team for the first season of Formula E.

The Inception star has co-founded a Monaco-based outfit with Venturi Automobiles owner, Gildo Pallanca Pastor.

Formula E will take place in 10 of the world's leading cities, including London, Los Angeles, Beijing, Miami, Buenos Aires and Berlin.

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DiCaprio is a prolific green campaigner

Teams will compete in cars with the same specifications in the first year.

"The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles," DiCaprio said. "Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort."