Driving The Future: Why Formula E Is A Motor Industry Game-Changer

Formula E is the ground-breaking FIA single-seater championship and the world’s first fully-electric car racing series.

Our editors are currently in sunny California and will be broadcasting live from the Andretti Formula E Paddock, taking us into the world of Formula E — the ground-breaking FIA single-seater championship and world’s first fully-electric car racing series.

Formula E represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, creating a framework for R&D around the development of the electric vehicle and promoting clean energy. This year, it is also, excitingly, an “open championship,” which means teams and manufacturers have the chance to showcase their own electrical energy innovations — including improving powertrains and battery technology that can ultimately be filtered into the everyday electric vehicle market.

Nine teams, each with two drivers, are participating in this year’s championship, including Simona de Silvestro, a driver who has been pioneering the sport of racing for women. She, and seven other industry experts, will be participating in a live panel, sponsored by TE Connectivity, to discuss how Formula E’s innovative products and solutions can be applied to the broader market, including commercial and military aerospace, automobile platforms, communication devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The panel will also address how TE Connectivity's partnership with Andretti Technologies is helping the team reach new levels of speed and serving as a harsh environment development test bed for TE’s new products & solutions.

Tune in for a special Engineering Live, “Engineers & Machines: Driving the Connected Future,” on Friday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT to catch the live interview.

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