09.10.2018 – 15:01
MAHLE makes its entry into Formula E
- MAHLE is an official partner and team sponsor of HWA RACELAB, the driving force behind the success of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM team - The partnership consolidates MAHLE's position as a top performer in e-mobility
Stuttgart, October 9, 2018 - MAHLE is an official partner and team sponsor of HWA RACELAB in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/2019, the world's first series for purely electric racing cars. This commitment underscores MAHLE's excellence in the area of e-mobility.
The fusion of experience and pioneering development is something MAHLE and HWA have in common: HWA is the most successful team in the history of the German Touring Masters (DTM) and a promising newcomer to Formula E. MAHLE plays a major role as a forerunner in efficient combustion engines and is an enabler and innovation driver in the area of e-mobility.
"Through our commitment to Formula E, we are also applying MAHLE's dual corporate strategy to motorsports. We want to offer sustainable solutions and innovations in the area of e-mobility," explains Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of the MAHLE Group. MAHLE develops and produces solutions for electrically powered vehicles worldwide, with a broad product portfolio that covers the powertrain, thermal management, power electronics, filtration, and interior air conditioning.
MAHLE Motorsports has been a developer and systems partner on the international motorsports scene-including Formula 1, DTM, MotoGP, and NASCAR-for many decades. MAHLE is now continuing this success story with its entry into Formula E. "MAHLE Motorsports has been well known in the industry as a strong development partner since the very beginning of motorsports. We consider ourselves active drivers of innovation-at the highest level," states Fred Türk, Vice President MAHLE Motorsports.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The group's product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology-both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the road-in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.
In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, around 6,100 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.
About HWA AG
HWA AG is an independent, 360° engineering specialist in the fields of automobile racing and high-performance cars. Formed in 1998 by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the company is based in Affalterbach (Germany) and employs roughly 300 highly-qualified members of staff. HWA AG offers all its products and services under the motto ENGINEERING SPEED: The company's objective is to develop the best possible, high-quality solutions, in order to get its partners and customers to their destination quicker. The portfolio of services ranges from designing all vehicle components to assembling complete cars, together with the relevant logistics, after-sales and support services.
About HWA RACELAB
HWA RACELAB is HWA AG's operations team in motorsport. It brings together experienced specialists in high-quality race engineering and the associated services, in pursuit of success on the motorsport scene. HWA RACELAB will enter Formula E as a new team in the 2018/19 season, adding a future-oriented string to HWA's wealth of racetrack expertise. With ten Drivers' titles and over 180 race wins as a works team for Mercedes-AMG in the DTM, the company is one of the most successful players in international motorsport. HWA RACELAB also draws on the company's other core areas of expertise, such as the development, assembly and running of GT cars for customer racing, as well as the assembly of Formula 3 race engines.
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