Technology group welcomed as title partner with event now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship”
ABB and Formula E are teaming up, as the global technology group brings its name and innovation and technology leadership to the series, which will be now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship.”
Leveraging its expertise in electrification and in EV charging , ABB intends to use the competitive platform to develop and test e-mobility-relevant electrification and digitalisation technologies, helping refine the design and functionality of electric vehicles and infrastructure as well as the associated digital platforms. By joining forces, the two groups say they are be ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Formula E in writing the future of e-mobility,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Today, two pioneers are uniting. ABB and Formula E are a natural fit at the forefront of the latest electrification and digital technologies. Together, we will write the next phase of this exciting sports activity and foster high-performance teams. Together, we will write the future – one electrifying race at a time.”
Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “This is a historic day for Formula E and I’m honoured to welcome the global technology leader ABB as the title partner, with its background and expertise in the field of electrification and digital technologies. Our two companies are synonymous with pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Together, as partners, we will showcase breakthrough technology on a global scale to fans and consumers who follow the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.”
The fourth edition of the FIA electric street racing series series will see 10 teams and 20 drivers compete in 11 cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned champion. The next race takes place in Marrakesh on January 13, with the 2018 championship coming to a close in July.