TE is a connectivity and sensor solutions to the autosport industry, providing products for the extreme conditions that motorsports require. The partnership will see the development of an Andretti Technologies Formula E test car featuring the global brand colours of TE Connectivity. Using motorsports and the racing environment as a testing ground for new technologies, the partnership is expected to accelerate development in several areas including the battery, electric motor, inverter and chassis as well as to prove and promote clean energy and sustainability.
‘TE’s connectivity and sensor products are critical to unleash advancements in technology that improve electric vehicle distance and performance,’ said Rob Shaddock, executive vice president and chief technology officer, TE Connectivity. ‘We are proud to work in close collaboration with Andretti Technologies to develop the next generation of electric vehicle technology.’
Roger Griffiths, director of Motorsport Development, Andretti Technologies, commented: ‘We believe we have found a company that not only matches our passion for innovation and engineering in the arena of electrified vehicles but also shares our competitive spirit on the track too. A relationship that originally started on the racetrack in Indianapolis and has grown ever since, we are very proud to have TE continue to be part of the Andretti family.’
The FIA Formula E Championship aims to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting clean energy and sustainability.