Industrial technology provider ABB and automobile manufacturer Porsche are announcing a partnership to promote e-mobility, just before race three of the current season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the first all-electric global race series. ABB will become official partner of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.
The Swiss ABB Formula E Ambassador Simona De Silvestro is the current test and development driver for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.
For the sixth season of the race, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship presents 24 drivers piloting second-generation race cars at new locations in Seoul and Jakarta. Ten global automobile manufacturers are represented at the races.
ABB and Porsche already have an agreement that involves the installation of fast chargers at Porsche Centers and public facilities across Japan going live mid-2020. To date, ABB has sold more than 13,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries worldwide.
“We are delighted that ABB as the world’s technology and market leader for electric fast chargers is now one of our top-tier partners and will further work with us on potential opportunities to support our customers’ growing demand for e-mobility,” said Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board, Research and Development at Porsche AG. “That underlines Porsche’s Mission E strategy, which includes an investment of 6 billion euro in the field of e-mobility by 2022.”
“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is more than a race – it is our test-bed for innovative electro mobility technologies, which can contribute to lowering our carbon footprint and contribute to a better world in the future,” said Peter Voser, Chairman and CEO at ABB. “And who better to partner with than Porsche – an iconic premium brand in the automotive industry. Together, we will drive progress in electro mobility.”