As part of a multi-level agreement, ABB is becoming an official partner of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, with immediate effect. Porsche Motorsport is in its inaugural year of racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, while ABB is in its third year as title partner of the first all-electric global race series.
ABB and Porsche have already entered into an agreement to install fast chargers at Porsche Centers and public facilities across Japan. The first installation is set to go live in mid-2020. In addition, the Swiss ABB Formula E Ambassador Simona De Silvestro is the current test and development driver for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.
The expanding global reach of ABB Formula E showcases the innovative technology that is key to the success of this sustainable form of motorsport. For its sixth season, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship presents a first-class field of 24 drivers piloting second-generation race cars, traveling to new locations in Seoul, South Korea, and Jakarta, Indonesia, representing ten global automakers.
ABB has become a global leader in connected DC fast charging systems for electric vehicles. ABB has currently sold more than 13,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries worldwide.