ABB and Formula E partner 'to write the future of e-mobility'
ABB and Formula E are teaming up in a partnership aimed at championing e-mobility for a sustainable future.
Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the leading all-electric international motor sport.
In the next level of development, global pioneering technology leader ABB is bringing its name and innovation and technology leadership to the series, which will henceforth be known as the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
With its expertise in electrification and leadership in electric vehicle charging solutions and with the largest installed base of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles worldwide, ABB would seem to be an ideal industry partner for Formula E.
Formula E serves as a competitive platform to develop and test e-mobility-relevant electrification and digitalization technologies, helping refine the design and functionality of electric vehicles and infrastructure as well as the associated digital platforms.
"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, was equally enthusiastic: "This is a historic day for Formula E", he said, "and I'm honoured to welcome the global technology leader ABB as the title partner of Formula E, 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".
As the world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, ABB offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars and electric and hybrid buses, as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways. ABB entered the EV-charging market in 2010, and today has a fast growing global installed base of more than 6,000 fast chargers.