Electrify Your Ride: From Racetrack to Driveway

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Electrify Your Ride: From Racetrack to Driveway

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 PM 12:45 PM EDT

What do 175mph street races through Hong Kong and our global transition to clean transportation have in common? Formula E, the world’s premier all-electric street-racing series, continues to be a driving force behind the technological advancement and popularization of electric vehicles.

Join Generation180 as we discuss the innovation, growth, perception, and impact of electric vehicle technology and Formula E racing with two world renowned drivers, Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaffler & UN Climate Ambassador) and Allan McNish (Audi Sport Formula E Team Principal).

Want to know what the future of electric mobility looks like? Just look at the technology hitting the Formula E racetrack. “Competition has and always will be a major catalyst,” says McNish. For decades, Formula racing has yielded advancements like antilock brakes, traction control, and dual-clutch transmissions. Now that the age of electric mobility has arrived, Formula E is leading the way, providing a competitive platform for global car manufacturers to test and develop road-relevant technologies like longer-range batteries, energy-efficient systems, and cutting edge software.

Originally launched in 2014 “as a means to demonstrate the potential of sustainable mobility to help create a better, cleaner world,” Formula E has grown into a global entertainment brand with 24 drivers and 12 teams—including legacy racing manufacturers like Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Nissan, Porsche, and Mercedes.

The racing series continues to live out its stated mission “to shock the system.” Join our discussion to see how Formula E is shaking up the racing world and what it means for our mobility future.