The leading supplier of EV charging points Chargemaster will supply the wireless charging facilities for electric safety cars.
11/4/15 4:00 am chumakdenis 1
The leading British supplier of EV charging points Chargemaster (partly owned by BMW), just like BMW, has become an official partner for Formula E.
According to the agreement, Chargemaster will supply the wireless charging facilities for the championship’s fleet of EV course cars, which are supplied by BMW.
Here’s some information on that from the official site:
“Supplying the wireless charging which is fitted to the BMW i8 safety car, BMW i3 medical car and other course cars at each of the 10 events, Chargemaster has also provided charging equipment for the Formula E headquarters, based at Donnington Park in Leicestershire”.
“Alongside the race activity, Formula E and Chargemaster will be working together to promote the adoption of electric motoring in the cities visited by installing at least 10 fast charging points in each. The move intends to leave a legacy from each race and further support the uptake of electric motoring around the world.”
Chargemaster is the leading designer, manufacturer and operator of electric vehicle charging points.
In total, it supplies 2,000 charging points a month, which are manufactured at its factory at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire.
A few words about wireless charging technology itself
Chargemaster uses the Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology that was successfully employed on the Qualcomm Safety Car and medical car during season one.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “We are delighted to appoint Chargemaster as the official supplier of charging infrastructure for the FIA Formula E Championship. Chargemaster is the leading provider and operator of electric vehicle charging equipment in the UK and with their assistance we can further promote the take-up of EVs in the cities that Formula E visits across the globe.”
David Martell, CEO of Chargemaster, added: “Formula E is going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be able to work with the organisation in supporting the races and promoting the use of EVs. Formula E is becoming more and more high profile and is a fantastic showcase of the performance and desirability of electric cars.”
Well, it seems that both companies have big shoes to fill.
Let’s wish them fertile cooperation and wait more fast charging points to be installed in the cities.