IAB Report - Mahindra confirms participation in the FIA Formula E Championship

29/11/2013 - 10:26 | Mahindra | Shoeb Kalania

Mahindra Racing, the motorsports division of the Mahindra Group is entering the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship that begins in September 2014.

Mahindra Racing Formula E
Left to Right: Mr S P Shukla, Chairman, Mahindra Racing and President- Group Strategy, Mr. Alejandro Agag, CEO, of Formula E Holdings, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director and President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors) and Mr. Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles.

Mahindra is the eighth and the only Indian team to enter in the zero emission series. An agreement has been signed between Mahindra and Formula E Holdings, the promoter of the championship.

There would be 10 races in the first season of this all-electric series, which would be conducted in city-centres across the globe including London, Beijing and Los Angeles.

Mahindra Racing Formula E front quarter
Mahindra is the only Indian of the eight teams that are participating in the single-seater all-electric series.

The series has been floated by the FIA to create awareness about electric vehicles and help develop better technologies for the future. EY, a professional services firm, reports that the Formula E Championship could contribute to sale of around 77 million electric vehicles in the next 25 years worldwide.

Mahindra is already into developing and manufacturing electric vehicles through its group company Reva, and to join the Formula E Championship was a natural step. Mahindra Racing is not a new name to motorsport, they have quickly established a venerable presence in the MotoGP World Championship since their entry in 2011, with a few podium finishes already to their name.

Rear three quarter of the Spark Renault SRT_01E Formula E racer
The Spark Renault SRT_01E Formula E racer, the first race-spec prototype car of the championship, was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

More details about the Mahindra Racing’s Formula E team, the drivers, and the vehicles would be revealed in the next few months.

For more information, refer the press release.

Mahindra Racing Formula E Championship Image Gallery

Mahindra Racing Formula E Championship Press Release

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