AVX Corporation has announced its continued support of the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team for the new 2019–2020 ABB FIA Formula-E Championship racing season, which kicked off in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, November 22. For the second-straight year, AVX is partnering with Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., and Molex to sponsor the world’s premier racing series with all-electric vehicles. Comprised of 14 races that take place in 12 incredible cities across five continents, the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship is firmly rooted in three core values — energy, environment, and entertainment — and is designed to help drive the change towards an all-electric future by accelerating global interest in electric vehicle technology.
“We’re extremely proud and excited to renew our support of the GEOX DRAGON team for the sixth season of the Formula-E championship,” said Eric Pratt, AVX’s senior vice president of Marketing. “It’s a wildly entertaining, exciting, and unique annual event that leverages the global appeal of auto racing to showcase cutting-edge, all-electric racing technology and promote increased sustainability and awareness while also providing fans with a thrilling show and an influential interactive experience. We’re also very pleased to be continuing our partnership with Mouser, TTI, and Molex as part of our corporate commitment to promoting increased environmental sustainability. Together, we’re making meaningful advancements toward further improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of all-electric vehicle technology, making it even more appealing to consumers, and propelling the automobile industry towards a greener, more sustainable future.”
“With the introduction of the Gen2 cars last season, Formula E really raised the bar on electric motorsports sustainability and performance,” said Todd McAtee, vice president, Americas Business Development for Mouser Electronics. “We are very excited to team up with Molex and TTI, along with AVX, to sponsor GEOX DRAGON and to promote these innovative technologies.”
The GEOX DRAGON team kicked off Season 6 with two new drivers: former Formula One driver and two-time World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley, and former Audi Test and Reserve driver, and 2019 DTM Drivers’ Championship runner-up, Nico Müller. The next Formula-E championship race will take place Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Santiago, Chile, and the season will conclude on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in London.
AVX supports the advancement of electric vehicle technology with innovative electronic component, interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions designed to provide peak performance in powertrain, active body control, advanced driver assistance system, lighting, power conversion, and drive control systems.
For more information about the FIA Formula-E Championship, including the Formula-E racing schedule, please visit https://www.fiaformulae.com/. To support the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team, visit FANBOOST to vote for drivers Brendon Hartley and Nico Müller and follow hashtag #AVXFormulaE and #FANBOOST on social media. FANBOOST voting is available up until 15 minutes into each race, and the five drivers with the most FANBOOST votes are awarded a significant five-second burst of power that they can deploy in the second half of each race.
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