Mercedes-Benz wants to join Formula E in 2018 - Mercedes-Benz wishes to join Formula E. The German automaker introduced today that it has actually reserved a place in the all-electric racing series for when the number of groups increases from 10 to 12 in the 5th period, which begins in 2018. The news comes simply days prior to Formula E is set to start its 3rd season with a race in Hong Kong.
Mercedes-Benz wants to join Formula E in 2018
Formula E was started in 2014, and it pits electric open-wheel racecars versus each other on short-lived road circuits in some of the most significant cities worldwide. (New York City was recently contributed to the schedule for season 3.) The young collection has rapidly brought in big names from the automobile world; Renault, Jaguar, BMW, Audi, Citroën, as well as Faraday Future all either run or have partnered with race teams up until now. Others, like Nissan as well as Porsche, are reported to be curious about joining as well.
Mercedes would be a various kind of successful stroke for the collection, however. The business has actually been included with motorsport given that the first automobile races were performed at the turn of the 20th century. Mercedes likewise presently fields one of the most successful team in Solution One-- the business has won the last two makers' champions, as well as team motorist Lewis Hamilton has won the chauffeurs' prize in both of those years also.
Like many of the business currently included with Formula E, electric cars are a huge component of the future for Mercedes. Just this previous weekend break at the Paris Electric motor Show the business announced an electrical SUV principle with a modular architecture that might be used for other sorts of cars. Formula E is quickly ending up being a system for advertising a business's electric objectives, and it's also an area for them learn more about making use of electric technology in extreme environments.
" We are thrilled to confirm that we have actually reserved one of our 2 new entries in season five for MGP," Solution E CEO Alejandro Agag claimed in a declaration. "Formula E intends to come to be the system where cars and truck makers examination and also create the innovations that they will certainly after that present on their roadway autos. Having the opportunity to include a brand like Mercedes in our championship in the future would be a significant increase to accomplish that goal."
Formula E intends to increase to 12 groups in season 5, yet that decision will need to eventually be voted on by the groups and also by the sporting activity's governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile.