German automobile manufacturer BMW is finalizing a partnership as the official vehicle supplier to Formula E.
The agreement would see BMW supply a fleet of the all-electric BMW i3 and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 to be used as course, medical and VIP cars at all race events. The BMW i8 will probably be the pace car, while the i3 will be available to staff and VIPs.
Earlier this month, Formula E said the it will use one Rimac Concept_One for on-track duties during all race events.
Jörg Reimann, Vice President BMW Brand Experience, said: “We have watched with great interest the continued growth of the new FIA Formula E Championship and the potential it has to significantly increase the interest in sustainable mobility. As a global manufacturer at the forefront of innovation and technology, BMW regards Formula E as a great platform in which to showcase our range of fully-electric and hybrid vehicles and to align our common goals. We are working on an agreement to finalise this partnership.”
Formula CEO Alejandro Agag, said: “We are very proud and excited that a manufacturer such as BMW wants to be involved with the Formula E series. I think that the all-electric i3 and i8 will make fantastic official vehicles and I can’t wait to see them on track at the first round in Beijing on September 13.”