WORLD ABB celebrates pioneering e-mobility innovation with Formula E race in Zurich

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ABB celebrates pioneering e-mobility innovation with Formula E race in Zurich

By Li Yongqun | People's Daily app

11:50, June 12, 2018

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Photo: Schaeffler's Lucas Di Grassi celebrates after winning the Zurich ePrix. (Reuters)

Paris (People's Daily) - Championship car racing returns to Switzerland with the Zurich edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on June 10. 

The Zurich race is the first in Switzerland after a 60-year ban that was enacted because traditional racing could damage the environment.

Reigning world champion Lucas di Grassi claimed his first Formula E win of the season for Audi, followed by DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird in second and Jerome D'Ambrosio took third for Dragon.

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By demonstrating the power, speed and viability of battery-powered automobiles, the ABB FIA Formula E series is proving that electric cars are a cutting-edge 21st-century technology.

The Zurich race has the world’s fastest and most advanced electric racing cars, which will bring electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to the home of ABB’s global headquarters. As the world leader in electric vehicle fast-charging, ABB is propelling the shift towards e-mobility.

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Recently the company introduced the world's fastest charging station, the Terra HP. It can recharge a car's battery in just eight minutes for a distance of 200 km. 

ABB is also a global leader in power management and distribution systems that incorporate renewable energy into utility grids – providing clean electricity that makes electric vehicles the preferred alternative to fossil-fuel transportation.

“ABB and Formula E are two pioneers who are shaping the latest electrification and digital technologies,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. 

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