After we revealed our brand new Gen2 car for season five car at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, we needed to find the right partner to charge it too. With that, Enel - a long-standing power partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship - today announced the extension of its partnership to become the official smart charge technology partner and official power partner of the all-electric series.
“It’s fitting to announce the expansion and extension of our successful partnership with Enel at their home race in Rome, so close to their headquarter," said Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag. "The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of electrification and working with partners such as ABB and Enel with their fast-charging technology is helping us to drive innovation on a global scale with a lasting legacy."
With the Gen2 car boasting almost double the energy storage capacity than the current iteration, the radical new Formula E car will be able to go the full race distance without making a mid-race car swap, demonstrating just how far the technology has come in the space of just four years. The new superchargers provided by Enel will have the capacity of 80kW - enough to fully-charge the new specification of battery in under an hour.
"Three years after we launched this partnership between Enel and Formula E, today’s announcement of the extension and expansion of our partnership is another step forward in the work we’re doing in the field of electric mobility," said Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X. "Thanks to our charging technology and our Superchargers at each event, the new increased capacity and more efficient next-generation Formula E cars will be charged and ready to run the entire race distance. Enel’s Formula E partnership underscores our Group’s commitment to promote the advancement of electric mobility at a global level, furthering our research, development and implementation of innovative technology solutions for sustainable transportation,” he added.
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Published on 12th April 2018