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Formula E renews with power partner

Italian electricity and gas company Enel has extended its partnership with the Formula E electric car-racing championship.

Enel will become the official smart charging partner and official power partner of Formula E for the next five seasons.

From the 2018-19 campaign, Enel will provide technology, products and services for charging second-generation electric race cars.

This will include Enel’s new Superchargers, which have a capacity of 80kW and can fully charge the new car batteries in regulation time.

Enel has been working with Formula E since the 2015-16 campaign, supplying a range of digital technologies to organisers.

Francesco Venturini, head of Enel X, said: “Three years after we launched this partnership between Enel and Formula E, today’s announcement of the extension and expansion of our partnership is another step forward in the work we’re doing in the field of electric mobility. Thanks to our charging technology and our Superchargers at each event, the new increased capacity and more efficient next generation Formula E cars will be charged and ready to run the entire race distance.

"Enel’s Formula E partnership underscores our Group’s commitment to promote the advancement of electric mobility at a global level, furthering our research, development and implementation of innovative technology solutions for sustainable transportation.”