On the night before the Genealogy of the 2019 Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz pulled the filling of a first electric first race car. The named 01 EQ Silver Fund, which refers to the company's brilliant electric concept concept, is taking part in the Formula E race of electric vehicles, which will be held in late 2019. Formula E was initially launched. 2014 as an alternative electricity for Formula 1 and other races that include cars with ICE.
And that, with a relatively harmless idea, turned into sport with a genuine, moderate result. Now the race suffers the fifth season, and every month many new automakers, including Audi, BMW, Nissan and Jaguar join. Porsche will also join the series starting next year.
A new Mercedes-Benz racing electric car will take part in the "Formula 1"
Mercedes-Benz announced he will join Formula E, back in 2017. He will be leading a team that is already participating in Formula E – HWA. This will help the automaker, who builds a promoter cars for Formula 1, to take a good start. HWA took part in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Master (DTM) on Mercedes-Benz cars, but the company left the tournament in favor of Formula E.
EQ Silver Arrow 01 is a racing car that Mercedes-Benz did not collect from the start. He commissioned the Spark Formula and French and Italian Dallage to build chassis. Atieva built a 52 kW battery using Sony components and integrated by McLaren. Generally, the car can develop a power of up to 340 cp, accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.7 seconds and press for a tonne.
But manufacturers in Formula E can develop their own transfers, including electric motor, gearbox and inverter – in fact, everything that connects to the battery. The organizers claim that this provides a test bed for automakers for the development of motor technology. It also represents a marketing ploy for automakers that welcomes the development of electric vehicles (now almost all).
Formula E will be a completely new playground for us, "said Mercedes-Benz Motorsport head, Toto Wolff." But we're looking forward to the chance to show the performance of our smart battery machines in motorcycle and boost our brand EQ. "
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