AVX Announces Support for the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team
AVX is promote increasing environmental sustainability, by partnering with Mouser, TTI and Molex to sponsor the GEOX DRAGON racing team for Season 5 of a world all-electric automotive racing series.
February 14, 2019
AVX is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team in partnership with Mouser Electronics, TTI Inc. and Molex. The global racing series with all-electric vehicles, the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music and entertainment—all rooted in the three core values of energy, environment and entertainment, and designed to help drive the change toward an all-electric future by accelerating global interest in electric vehicle technology, according to AVX.
The Formula-E championship is comprised of 13 races that take place in 12 cities across five continents. Season 5 kicked off in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, December 16, 2018, and will take its final lap in New York City on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The next race takes place this Saturday, February 16, in Mexico City, where GEOX DRAGON drivers José María “Pechito” López—a three-time World Touring Car Driver’s Champion and multiple FIA Formula-E podium finisher—and Felipe Nasr—the reigning IMSA Prototype Champion and former Formula-1 pilot—will take to the 2.093 km Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track in pursuit of an electric finish and new accolades.
“The all-electric Formula-E racing circuit serves as both a catalyst and proving ground for the innovative electronic components and systems responsible for both the edge-of-your-seat excitement that has earned the sport legions of global fans and for inspiring critical performance, efficiency and safety improvements responsible for making this technology more enticing to consumers and steering the automotive industry towards an all-electric future,” says Alex Schenkel, AVX’s senior vice president of Global Sales. “We at AVX are thrilled to partner with Mouser, TTI and Molex to support this cutting-edge, all-electric racing technology and to showcase sustainability in a platform with so much global excitement and appeal. We wish the GEOX DRAGON team and all the Formula-E fans a fast-paced season of good, clean (energy) fun.”
“Formula-E cars require the latest sustainable and — most importantly — high-performance components to gain a competitive edge,” says Todd McAtee, vice president, Americas Business Development for Mouser Electronics. “By teaming up with AVX, TTI and Molex to sponsor Formula-E, Mouser shows its commitment to keeping engineers up to date with innovative technologies.”
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. Other recent company-wide efforts to support increased environmental sustainability include a new a 908kW solar energy parking canopy that began operation at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, SC, this January and is expected to generate 1.3 GWh of clean, green power—the equivalent of more than 1 million pounds of burned coal—by the end of 2019.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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