- Starting with the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the electric single-seaters will be able to run an entire race distance and will be charged by Enel’s supercharging technology
- For the Rome E-Prix on April 14th Enel will supply fully certified renewable power
- Enel has already installed four fast recharge stations, with free Wi-Fi hotspots, in Rome’s EUR district for urban electric mobility
Rome, April 12th, 2018 - Enel is renewing its commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the Official Smart Charging Partner and Official Power Partner for the next five seasons of the electric street racing series. The announcement was made today by Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X, the Enel division dedicated to innovative products and digital solutions, and by Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, at a press conference held at the media centre for the CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix presented by Mercedes EQ.
Starting next season, Enel will supply the technology, products and services for charging second-generation electric race cars. Thanks to higher capacity batteries, the new cars will be able to complete the circuit without having to stop to change cars, as they do now. The new Superchargers, which are built by Enel with cutting-edge technology, will have a capacity of 80kW, enough to fully charge the new batteries in the amount of time stipulated in the technical regulations. These new Supercharger batteries will be very light (less than 200 kg), facilitating more efficient transport from one race to the next.
Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X, says: “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 are doing in the field of electric mobility. 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.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, stated: “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 headquarters. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of electrification and working with Enel and their fast-charging technology is helping us to drive innovation on a global scale with a lasting legacy. Motorsport is about timing - beating the stopwatch and your competitors. This pursuit for speed is also required when powering and charging your car - both at the track, on the streets and at home in the future.”