Chargemaster appointed as official charging infrastructure supplier to FIA Formula E

Chargemaster has been appointed the official charging infrastructure supplier to FIA Formula E, supporting the 2015/16 season at 10 high-profile venues across the globe.

Supplying the wireless charging which is fitted to the BMW i8 safety car, BMW i3 medical car and other course cars at each of the 10 events, Chargemaster has also provided charging equipment for the Formula E headquarters, based at Donnington Park in Leicestershire.

Alongside the race activity, Formula E and Chargemaster will be working together to promote the adoption of electric motoring in the cities visited by installing at least 10 fast charging points in each. The move intends to leave a legacy from each race and further support the uptake of electric motoring around the world.

The FIA Formula E 2015/16 Championship commences this Saturday, 24th October in Beijing, China. Following the season debut, the Formula E events then move to Malaysia before going to Uruguay and Argentina in January and onwards to Long Beach in the USA in April. The season will conclude in Europe with races in Paris, Berlin, Moscow ahead of the final climax - the double header final in London on 2nd and 3rd July 2016.

Formula E enters its second season following a very successful launch year, which saw FIA backing and ten top teams raising the profile of electric vehicles. Concluding in Battersea Park, London last June, Nelson Piquet Junior won the championship after a closely fought final race.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “We are delighted to appoint Chargemaster as the official supplier of charging infrastructure for FIA Formula E. Chargemaster is the leading provider and operator of electric vehicle charging equipment in the UK and with their assistance we can further promote the take-up of EVs in the cities that Formula E visits across the globe.”

David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, added: “Formula E is going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be able to work with the organisation in supporting the races and promoting the use of EVs. Formula E is becoming more and more high-profile and is a fantastic showcase of the performance and desirability of electric cars.

The success of the race series and worldwide interest in emission-free transport further supports the development and launch of electric vehicles by motor manufacturers. With 10% of vehicles sold by 2020 expected to be electric, the high-profile nature of the FIA Formula E championship allows it to showcase technologies such as wireless charging which will appear in road-worthy cars in the next few years.

Formula E will also be broadcast on TV in over 80 countries creating increased widespread interest in electric vehicles.

Chargemaster is the largest supplier and operator of charging equipment in the UK, working closely with manufacturers selling EVs, including BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Renault, VW, Tesla and Toyota. In total, it supplies 2,000 charging points a month, which are manufactured at its factory at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire.

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Chargemaster Plc is the UK’s leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Benefitting from over 25 years of experience working within the telematics and vehicle-orientated industry, Chargemaster provides a comprehensive, flexible and practical range of electric vehicle charging solutions. Its charging stations are specially developed to accommodate new technological advances and the growing demands of the electric vehicle industry.  

Chargemaster works in partnership with leading energy providers, vehicle manufacturers, government agencies, management consultancies and property development and blue chip companies. Chargemaster is the largest UK supplier of public and workplace charging units in the UK and has supplied over 10,000 charge points across Europe. The company operates its own manufacturing facility at Luton Airport which is currently producing over 2,000 charging units a month and operates to ISO9001 quality standards.

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Formula E is going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be able to work with the organisation in supporting the races and promoting the use of EVs
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster