BMW becomes Formula E official vehicle supplier

BMW's new electric I8
BMW’s new i8 hybrid

German automobile manufacturer BMW has today announced that it is finalising a partnership as the official vehicle supplier to Formula E.

The agreement would see BMW supply a fleet of its highly advanced fully-electric and hybrid vehicles to be used as course, medical and VIP cars at all race events.

Two of the manufacturer’s vehicles – the all-electric BMW i3 and the hybrid BMW i8 – which will be used at the events were also unveiled to guests at the Roundhouse in London.

Jörg Reimann, Vice President BMW Brand Experience, said: “We have watched with great interest the continued growth of the new FIA Formula E Championship and the potential it has to significantly increase the interest in sustainable mobility.

“As a global manufacturer at the forefront of innovation and technology, BMW regards Formula E as a great platform in which to showcase our range of fully-electric and hybrid vehicles and to align our common goals. We are working on an agreement to finalise this partnership.”

Formula CEO Alejandro Agag, said: “We are very proud and excited that a manufacturer such as BMW wants to be involved with the Formula E series. I think that the all-electric i3 and i8 will make fantastic official vehicles and I can’t wait to see them on track at the first round in Beijing on September 13.”

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