ABB Formula E car arrives in Bulgaria

The second-generation racing car, powered by electricity will be the highlight of Automotive Expo Sofia 2018, that will take place October 18-21 at Expo Center Sofia 

The Gen 2 car will make its official race start in Saudia Arabia later this year. (Photo: FIA)
The Gen 2 car will make its official race start in Saudia Arabia later this year. (Photo: FIA)

Gen 2 is the newest car model of ABB FIA Formula E that was officially presented during the International Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and will make its debut at the start of the new season in December 2018. This car represents the best of the technological capabilities for electric powered vehicles and fits perfectly the Automotive Expo Sofia, where all guests will have the opportunity for a closer look at the future of the Automotive industry. 

The Gen2 car is not only a technological masterpiece but also an attractive alternative for racing enthusiasts. The cars used on the ABB FIA Formula E Championship are the most modern vehicles designed according to the most restrictive performance standards. Similar in appearance to Formula 1 cars, with the difference that Formula E focuses primarily on energy efficiency, a balanced approach to the environment and much less noise.  With a maximum power of 250kw, Gen 2 accelerates 0 to 100km/h in only 2.8 seconds and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 280km/h.

“We are excited to have the ABB Formula E car in Sofia and to present the future of electric mobility to everyone,” said Marcel van der Hoek, Country Managing Director of ABB Bulgaria. “Thanks to our strategic partners in the Bulgaria, ABB‘s fast-charging stations for electric vehicles are available all around the country, and we expect to have over 35 installations before the year-end. Our partnership with Formula E and the presence of Gen2 in Bulgaria are another confirmation that ABB is leading the future of sustainable mobility in the country, “

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is a natural fit between two pioneers at the forefront of the latest electrification and digital technologies. It perfectly supports ABB’s commitment to running the world without consuming the earth. Formula E is one of the most exciting developments in sustainable transport and sport today, providing a unique opportunity to engage with customers around the world while building a sustainable future.

ABB is the world leader in electric vehicle charging solutions, with the largest installed base of fast-charging stations worldwide. Formula E, as the world’s first fully electric international FIA motorsport series, serves as a competitive platform to test and develop e-mobility-relevant electrification and digitalization technologies. By joining forces, we will be ideally positioned to push the boundaries of e-mobility.

Together, we are writing the next chapter of a major sport and fostering high-performance teams.

Together, we will write the future – one electrifying race at a time.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, 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 in ABB 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 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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