Performance, endurance and durability – these predominant key words of electromobility form the cornerstones of Formula E and also define the power of cordless tools from Einhell. Against this background, the cooperation with BMW i Motorsport was a logical and strategic step the Group is using to pave the way for new forms of communication. More and more DIYers and gardening enthusiasts appreciate the cordless freedom that battery-powered devices allow them
For the 2018/2019 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship we are proud to announce that we are new Main Partner of BMW i Motorsport. With this partnership, we would like to be even better for you and achieve pole position in battery expertise in the DIY sector.
Since the 2018/19 season, BMW i Andretti Motorsport has been represented as a works team in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. With the new BMW i powertrain for the BMW iFE.18 and the further developed BMW iFE.20, BMW is collecting valuable insight during the races, which will be directly incorporated into the series development of future models and engines like e.g. the iNEXT. The Formula E engine in turn is profiting from the experience of the series.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the first motor series in the world for racing cars with electric engines. So-called E-Prix races have been taking place on city courses in cities across the globe since 2014. The aim of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is not only to entertain with the sport, but also to promote innovation for electric engine systems and demonstrate the potential of sustainable energy. In this way, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship manages to bring together sporting excellence and sustainable automotive concepts.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 is the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The first of the 14 races starts on 22 November 2019 in Diriyah . The final meet of the season will be the race on 26 July 2020 in London. The only race held in Germany will take place on 21 June 2020 on the site of the old Berlin Tempelhof airport. Alongside BMW i, Andretti Autosport will also be battling it out against eleven other teams in the 2019/2020 season for the Formula E world title.
Formula E is the only event in the world where fans play an active role in influencing the result of the race. FANBOOST gives fans the chance to vote for their favourite driver and give them extra power in the race.
How does Fanboost work?
The three drivers with the most FANBOOST votes get more power for a short period of time, which can be used in a 5-second window in the second half of the race. All fans have the chance to vote for their favourite driver with FANBOOST from 6 days before the race up to 6 minutes before its start.
Apart from the FANBOOST, there is yet another option for the drivers to increase the power of their cars during the race over and above the 200 kW (272 PS) predetermined by the FIA. With the ATTACK MODE another unique component has been added to the Formula E. Drivers in this mode are given 25 kW of additional power for a certain period. The duration and number of times the ATTACK MODE has to be activated vary from race to race.
How can the drivers activate the ATTACK MODE?
In order to use it, the drivers have to cross the Activation Zone on the race course, the location of which will be announced by the FIA right before the race. While driving through the drivers also have to press a button on their steering wheel. The audience can tell that a driver is in ATTACK MODE by means of the FIA Halo protection system. This light band glows blue once the car is in ATTACK mode and magenta when the FANBOOST has been activated additionally.