Barcelona, February 27, 2019 – Wallbox, the manufacturer of advanced plug-in vehicle charging systems for homes, workplaces and destinations is to become the ‘Official Partner’ of HWA RACELAB, for season five of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Enric Asuncion, Wallbox CEO says: “This is a very proud moment for everyone who has worked so hard at Wallbox. It is recognition on a global scale”.
The sponsorship deal means the Wallbox branded race car will be seen by a potential media audience of 959 million people worldwide, reinforcing the company’s commitment to global growth. Wallbox has now expanded its operations across Europe, Scandinavia, China, South East Asia, New Zealand, and will open for business in the United States later this year.
HWA RACELAB, based in Affalterbach, Germany is the eleventh team to join the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. It is competing with two Gen 2 race cars, supplied by Venturi Automobiles. Heading up the team is HWA AG CEO Ulrich Fritz. Behind the wheel are 2018 DTM Championship winner Gary Paffett and former McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
Formula e is the world’s first all-electric racing series. It is at the forefront of the electric vehicle movement, pushing the boundaries of electric performance and working towards a sustainable transport future. The races are held at street circuits in major city venues around the world.