Formula E has announced that Enel is expanding its partnership as official smart charge technology partner and official power partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Implementing innovative fast-charging technology from next season, Enel will supply the technology, products and services for charging the next generation of Formula E cars from season five and beyond.
The news was revealed on Thursday by Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, and Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X – the Enel division dedicated to innovative products and digital solutions – at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome.
With the Gen2 car boasting almost double the energy storage capacity than the current iteration, the futuristic new-look Formula E car will be able to complete a full race distance without making a mid-race car swap. The new superchargers provided by Enel will have the capacity of 80kW – enough to fully-charge the new specification of battery in under an hour.
In a related news, Formula E has confirmed that Modis – the leading experts in IT, engineering and life science solutions – will help drive first-class performance and ground-breaking technological innovation as an official partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Announced on the eve of the first-ever Formula E race in Rome on April 14 – the new partnership will connect the world’s brightest talent in engineering and technology with the electric street racing series.
The agile end-to-end solutions of Modis will empower Formula E to deliver world-beating performance and continuous innovation in electric vehicle technology. The high-quality specialists will support the development and emerging success of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as the official partner for professional staffing and solutions for IT and engineering.