ABB and Formula E have announced a partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric international motorsport. This year, the series will effectively be known as the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

The announcement comes in the wake of global vehicle manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi and Nissan joining the series by 2019, adding to the long list of car companies using Formula E to drive forward the development of road-ready e-mobility technology.

Currently, ABB, a global technology company and leader in electrification, robotics and motion, has the largest number of installed base fast-charging stations for EVs around the world. Its expertise in electrification and leadership in electric vehicle charging solutions are unrivalled, making the company the ideal partner for the FIA-sanctioned single-seater championships, which prides itself as a competitive platform to develop and test e-mobility and digitalisation technologies. Together, the two entities will push the boundaries of e-mobility.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Formula E in writing the future of e-mobility,” said ABB CEO, Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Today, two pioneers are uniting. ABB and Formula E are a natural fit at the forefront of the latest electrification and digital technologies. Together, we will write the next phase of the development of this exciting racing partnership and foster high-performance teams. Together, we will write the future – one electrifying race at a time.”

As the world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, ABB offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways. ABB first entered the EV-charging market back in 2010, and today has a fast-growing global installed base of more than 6,000 fast chargers.

In Malaysia, ABB has a 50 kW DC charger at its headquarters in Subang Jaya for owners to charge their all-electric cars for free.