Schaeffler has been on board in ABB FIA Formula E, the world’s first electric racing series, from the first season. This makes the automotive supplier one of the pioneers of electric mobility who recognized the potential of Formula E from the very beginning.
The relevance of the development close to volume production is especially reflected by the “Schaeffler 4ePerformance” concept vehicle, where knowledge of comprehensive systems expertise, drives, and software and battery management is transferred directly to all of the Schaeffler Group's Development departments. The vehicle is based on a converted Audi A3 into which the four Formula E motors from the FE01 Formula E racing car were implemented. All of the four drives have been in use throughout the entire second Formula E season very successfully, and in addition, they were the basis for world champion Luca di Grassi’s electric drive from his 2016/2017 championship season.