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ABB celebrates pioneering e-mobility innovation with ABB Formula E race in Zurich
Championship car racing returns to Switzerland after more than 60 years with the Zurich edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on June 10. By demonstrating the power, speed and viability of battery-powered automobiles, the ABB FIA Formula E series is proving that electric cars are a cutting-edge 21st-century technology.
The Zurich race has the world’s fastest and most advanced electric racing cars, which will bring electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to the home of ABB’s global headquarters. As the world leader in electric vehicle fast-charging, ABB is propelling the shift towards e-mobility.
Recently the company introduced the world`s fastest charging station, the Terra HP. It can recharge a car`s battery in just eight minutes for a distance of 200 km. ABB is also a global leader in power management and distribution systems that incorporate renewable energy into utility grids – providing the clean electricity that makes electric vehicles the preferred alternative to fossil-fuel transportation.
“ABB and Formula E are two pioneers who are shaping the latest electrification and digital technologies,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “ABB is a technology and market leader in electrification, with the largest installed base of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles worldwide; ABB Formula E serves as a competitive platform to develop and test e-mobility-relevant electrification and digitalization technologies. By joining forces, ABB and Formula E are ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.”
The race weekend will offer other ABB highlights for the public, including:
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com
» Publication Date: 05/06/2018
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