As ABB takes on its new role as the official charging supplier for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, it has unveiled the charging technology it will use for the series.
The new chargers have been designed in collaboration with the engineers from the FIA and Formula E and will be used to charge the Gen3 Formula E vehicle before race day and between sessions.
A press release from ABB noted that the Formula E Race charger has been designed in a robust, custom and ergonomic way that allows for easy global transportation and installation.
Featuring the company’s ABB’s newest charging technology, each charger can deliver a maximum power of 160kW and is able to charge two vehicles with 80kW of power simultaneously, before the race.
This allows race teams to benefit from a ‘double charging’ capacity from one unit, significantly reducing the charger footprint and decreasing transportation emissions, as there is no longer a need for one unit per car.
Frank Mühlon, CEO- E-mobility, ABB noted that charging the Gen3 cars will give the company valuable testing information on charging in a high-paced, competitive environment.
“The experience and knowledge we gain will be used to continuously improve ABB chargers for customer and consumer use,” he added.
Jamie Reigle, CEO, Formula E, noted, “ABB’s mobile chargers set the industry standard and will serve as critical infrastructure in delivering the championship.”