Formula E’s Green Revolution: Aggreko and Podium Innovate

The recent announcements regarding Formula E‘s partnerships and supplier selections underscore the series’ unwavering commitment to pioneering sustainable mobility and advancing electric vehicle (EV) technology globally.

Firstly, the multi-year deal announced by Aggreko represents a significant milestone in Formula E’s journey towards achieving its emissions reduction targets. By utilizing renewable energy sources such as biofuel generators, solar arrays, and cutting-edge battery technology, Formula E events will not only be powered sustainably but also serve as a tangible example of how sporting events can embrace eco-friendly practices without compromising on performance or excitement.

Formula E energy storage

Aggreko will supply six 300kVA batteries to charge all Formula E cars and varying battery sizes to power the overall circuit at race locations. Each battery can charge four race cars simultaneously, the equivalent of powering 84,000 mobile phones. Aggreko’s provision of high-efficiency batteries capable of charging multiple cars simultaneously not only enhances the operational efficiency of Formula E races but also showcases the potential of advanced battery technology in facilitating rapid electric vehicle charging, a crucial aspect for the widespread adoption of EVs in the consumer market.

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David de Behr, Head of Sales, Aggreko Event Services, stated, “Sustainability is at the heart of all what we do in Aggreko, making it the perfect fit for the world’s most sustainable motorsport series. Aggreko is aiding Formula E’s energy transition journey, supporting its goal to reduce overall emissions by 45% and maintain its position as the world’s most sustainable sport.”

Formula E race car batteries

Moreover, the selection of Podium Advanced Technologies as the sole supplier of Battery Systems for the next-generation Formula E race car—debuting in Season 13 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2026/27—further solidifies the series’ role as a testbed for EV innovation. Formula E’s founding mission to race through iconic city streets with electric-powered vehicles is a powerful statement about the capabilities of sustainable mobility solutions in driving toward a cleaner future.

By rigorously evaluating bids and selecting suppliers based on technical excellence and innovation, Formula E and the FIA demonstrate their commitment to pushing the boundaries of EV technology. The thorough analysis undertaken during the tender process ensures that Formula E remains at the forefront of electric racing, providing a competitive platform for testing and refining the latest advancements in EV technology.

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Formula E’s unique blend of exhilarating racing action and sustainable ethos not only captivates audiences around the world but also inspires innovation and collaboration within the automotive industry. As the series continues to evolve and expand its global footprint, Formula E remains a driving force in accelerating the transition towards a more sustainable and electrified future for mobility.