ABB has been the main sponsor of the Formula E championship since Season 4. The Gen3 cars start racing in Season 9 (2022-2023) with a new battery pack and fast charging capability.
The agreement was officially commemorated today via a virtual event between ABB Electrification President Tarak Mehta; Daniela Lužanin, ABB Formula E Head of Partnership; Alejandro Agag, Founder & Chairman of FormulaE and Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E.
The details of the Gen3 power specification and new battery pack are at: WILLIAMS WINS 350KW GEN3 BATTERY DEAL
ABB’s Electrification teams are currently working on the specifications and requirements to develop a portable charging systems that can charge two Gen3 cars simultaneously. This will be necessary for the proposed ‘pitstops’ that will fast charge the battery pack in 30s. The current Gen2 charging technology is supplied by Enel X.
“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is more than a race – it is our test-bed for innovative electromobility technologies, driving development to the production line of electric vehicles and ultimately contributing to a cleaner environment for all,” said Mehta. “We are very proud to be associated with Formula E and the FIA’s decision to elevate the race series to World Championship status in Season 7 enhances Formula E’s growing impact.”
“Since ABB joined as the FIA Formula E Championship’s title partner in Season 4, they have worked closely with us to develop the series as a proving ground for race-to-road technology development that promotes our founding purpose of accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles to counteract climate change. We are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together through our long-term partnership,” said Agag.
“As Formula E builds on the first successful phase of our partnership with ABB, we are delighted to extend our relationship through a deeper level of integration in Gen3. ABB will provide critical charging technology that will improve the racing product and showcase the potential of enhanced charging capabilities for electric vehicles,” said Reigle.