Enel has renewed 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 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.
“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,” says Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X.
The new Enel Superchargers will be previewed at the Group’s stand inside the Allianz E-Village of the inaugural race in Rome along with the new electric single-seater presented at the Geneva Motor Show last month.