BMW i EXPAND FURTHER INTO FORMULA E.
events20 Jul 2017
BMW is excited to announce that BMW i will compete in Season 5 (2018/19) of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula E series as an official manufacturer in partnership with Andretti Autosport. Formula E is an FIA organised race series whereby all competing vehicles are powered by electric drivetrains alone. BMW's recent developments and success in the field of electromobility has made the move into motorsport a natural progression.
BMW i will now compete in the manufacturer’s standing of Formula E
Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport CEO couldn't be happier to working even closer with BMW's well-respected and successful motorsport wing. Discussing at length how development with BMW i has influenced the team's success and how excited he is to be expanding the partnership further, he said; "We look forward to running BMW's first all-electric racing drivetrain... I couldn't pick a more prestegious or historic manufacturer to work with in Formula E."
BMW i and Andretti Autosport are to extend their partnership even further
Racing from start to finish.
Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President Brand BMW understands how integral Formula E is to BMW i’s development and future success and is looking forward to forging ahead in partnership with the FIA. Commenting on BMW i’s success so far, Wortmann said; “We have been involved in Formula E from the outset as ‘Official Vehicle Partner’, and have helped shape the series. We are now taking on a new aspect... BMW i and Formula E – two pioneers of a new era.”
BMW i, always driving forward
BMW iNext is the development wing of BMW’s electromobility offering, creating and developing new technology and electric drive vehicles. Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, expects the new opportunity will allow BMW engineers to push the technology even further. Fröhlich had this to say; “This project is thoroughly driven by technology. We are using Formula E as a development laboratory… the result is a technology transfer on a whole new level.”
Learn more about BMW i here.
Find out more about Formula E here.
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