ABB and Formula E celebrate partnership at 50th race in Hong Kong.
As ABB FIA Formula E Championship marks up 50 races, ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and Formula E founder Alejandro Agag hail spirit of successful partnership and collaboration.
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer has congratulated Formula E chairman/ founder Alejandro Agag on the continued success of the ABB Formula E Championship, with the presentation of a specially commissioned pitboard to mark the series’ 50th race.
In support of the title partnership, ABB this year became official charging partner of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, which races with the ABB Formula E championship. ABB Terra 53 DC chargers power the I-PACE SUV racecars throughout their race weekend.
As the world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, ABB has sold 10,500 DC chargers, including high power chargers up to 350 kW, across 73 countries – more than any other manufacturer. ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010 and offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways.
Ahead of the 50th round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, heavy morning rain left the track surface damp and treacherous for competitors. But a thrilling race and a five second penalty for Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) resulted in victory for Swiss driver Edoardo Mortara (Venturi), with Lucas Di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) second and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) third.
The series’ global tour will continue in two weeks with a first race in Sanya, which marks a return for the championship to mainland China for the first time since 2015.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com
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10 March 2019