No Turning Back: Formula E and the Electric Future

Mar 17, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is underway with 11 teams and 22 drivers racing on the streets of iconic cities around the world including New York, London, Monaco, Vancouver, Diriyah and Seoul with more fans tuning in to watch live races on TV and across digital platforms than ever before. In the race to fight climate change, there is no turning back from the promise offered by the adoption of electric mobility and Formula E is accelerating this transition in transport.

In Season 9 Formula E will debut its Gen3 car described as: “a machine created at the intersection of high performance, efficiency and sustainability.” The Gen3 will be the world’s most efficient racing car, a creature designed for its habitat: racing on city streets in wheel-to-wheel combat. The Gen3 will be net-zero carbon, maintaining the championship’s status as the first sport to be certified as net-zero carbon since inception. Charging solutions for the Gen3 cars will be provided by ABB, drawing on the company’s extensive experience as a world leader in EV charging infrastructure.

This session features a Formula E driver, Team Principal and experts in electric mobility discussing their role in Formula E’s unique brand of dramatic, wheel-to-wheel high-speed racing - proving that high-performance motorsport and sustainability can powerfully co-exist.

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Oliver Askew

Formula E Driver

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James Barclay

Jaguar TCS Racing Formula E Team

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Hannah Brown

Formula E

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