After nine months of intense competition, Formula E, the world’s first major all-electric racing series completed its inaugural season in June this year. On Saturday, 24 October 2015, the second season will once again kick off in Beijing with much excitement and Henkel is proud to continue the exclusive partnership with NEXTEV TCR through its range of innovative adhesive technologies & coating solutions.
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The first Formula E champion, Nelson Piquet Jr, Brazilian driver from NEXTEV TCR (Photo: Business Wire)
NEXTEV TCR ranked fourth place in the championship last season, which is the best result obtained in top international car races for the team ever since its foundation in 2005. And Nelson Piquet Jr, Brazilian driver of the Chinese race team, won the individual championship with a total score of 144 points, becoming the first ever FIA Formula E champion driver!
It is worth to mention that the rules in the second season will be a little different from the first, specifically the teams will be free to pursue their own development of the powertrain, and this includes the electric motor, inverter, and gearbox. Power transmission manufacturer Omni Gear has teamed up with Team China to develop electric gearbox and powertrain for the racing championship and electric vehicle market and Henkel’s continued partnership will help to accelerate this joint development efforts.
Henkel is more than just the world’s leading adhesives, sealants and functional coatings producer. Its global footprint means over 500 technical engineers are ready to provide support to our automotive customers at any time and at any place in the world. In this season, Henkel is committed to take full advantage of its global market coverage to offer NEXTEV TCR with onsite technical support and its range of cutting edge adhesive products and most comprehensive range of solutions.
Henkel’s performance in the area of sustainable development and social responsibility has repeatedly been recognized worldwide. And as the leading solution provider for the automotive industry, the partnership with NEXTEV TCR and engagement with Formula E is a natural one. The 100% electric-powered championship will play a pivotal role in spearheading the development of future technologies, and the whole series is set to challenge and transform traditional perceptions of electric mobility. Being actively involved in the series will allow Henkel to continue to stay at the forefront of technology development and to bring new and innovative solutions to this high growth segment of the industry.
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