Breaking new ground in the world of FIA-sanctioned single-seater championships, global technology company and leader in electrification, robotics and motion ABB joined Formula E as the series' title partner in January 2018, to form the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. With the world's largest installed base of EV chargers and a competitive platform for global car manufacturers and mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies, both ABB and Formula E will write the future of e-mobility.
Julius Baer has been our Official Global Partner since the very first race in 2014. The Bank, with its visionary approach, shares many values with Formula E such as innovation, sustainability, and a forward-looking, pioneering spirit. Julius Baer is a signatory of the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and a member of the Swiss Sustainable Finance Association. The Bank is committed to incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Government) metrics into its investment decision-making and ownership practices. Julius Baer’s next generation philosophy revolves around an exploration of the global megatrends set to affect our lives in years to come and it seeks out sustainable growth opportunities based on those megatrends. The Julius Baer Group operates as a carbon-neutral company and aims to minimize the company’s CO2 footprint. In addition, it is a member of the Swiss Climate Foundation. In order to raise awareness of the important environmental messages key to the protection of the planet, Julius Baer commissioned a special iceberg livery for the Formula E show car to celebrate Earth Day as well as supporting Project Ice in November 2016.
Our Official Tyre Partner Michelin supplies the championship with unique and specially developed tyres, which are suitable in both wet and dry conditions and last for the whole race day. Since the inaugreal race in 2014, the tyres have been redesigned to be lighter, now weighing five kilograms less per set of tyres, as well as being more energy efficient. Michelin, partnering with the FIA, support the Formula E Legacy Programme with their commitment to raise awareness around road safety. The ‘Beyond the Driving Test’ campaign in the USA, improves safety of teen driver’s tyre maintenance. Michelin’s Movin’ On campaign brings together political, industry, scientific, and media representatives to discuss the challenges of, and solutions for, sustainable mobility.
Being one of the first partners to commit to the Formula E adventure in early 2013, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is committed to the future of Formula E. As the Official Time Keeper and Founding Partner of the championship, TAG Heuer has also developed sustainability programmes, that promote clean energy and the preservation of the environment in Switzerland, where the brand produces its watches.
DHL, our Official Logistics Partner, helped to develop a sustainable race calendar and provide fast, efficient and environmentally conscious transportation services to the championship race cars, medical and rescue cars, spare parts and equipment. DHL is devoted to the research and development of sustainable logistics and takes part Formula E’s Partner Legacy Programme. On our trip to the icecaps in Greenland, to raise awareness around global warming, we tasked DHL to establish the most sustainable transport methods, in order to keep the footprint of the project as small as possible. In 2015, DHL received 221 awards from 73 different countries and entities and the company is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
BMW i is our Official Vehicle Partner, and supplies the BMW i8’s used as the championship safety cars, the all-electric BMW i3 medical and race control cars as well as the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid rescue car. BMW i has led the Dow Jones Sustainability Index nine times since 2005, making it one of the most sustainable companies in the automotive industry. As evidence of this, one hundred per cent of the power used by the BMW i manufacturing plant in Leipzig is obtained from renewable energy resources.
Leaders in renewable energy solutions and committed to researching and developing new environmentally friendly technologies, Enel help us to optimise our clean energy generation, distribution, storage and management. A transportable mini-grid relieves pressure on our host city’s electrical grid, while innovative storage systems allow us to distribute the energy from our glycerine generators as needed. Sustainability is at the heart of Enel.
Allianz is the official insurance partner of the championship, and is the presenting partner of the ‘Allianz E-Village’.
Hugo Boss provides electrifying fashion to the championship.
Modis, one of our Official Partners, is a global leader in professional solutions for IT, Engineering and Life Sciences. It is committed to helping businesses connect smarter in a rapidly changing world of work, delivering agile end-to-end solutions across professional staffing and consulting, project services, managed services, customized solutions, and full IT outsourcing projects.
We are working with Modis to drive the growth and success of Formula E, by connecting smart minds with the exciting new possibilities of electric motorsports.