BMW i8, BMW i3 To Become Official Vehicles Of Formula E
BMW is finalising a partnership as the official vehicle supplier to Formula E.
If both sides sign the agreement in which BMW will probably become a main Formula E sponsor, then the i3 and i8 models will be used as course, medical and VIP cars at all race events around the world. Earlier, Formula E bought one Rimac Concept_One for on-track duties too.
i8 probably will be the pace car, while i3 should be well suited for all other purposes.
Jörg Reimann, Vice President BMW Brand Experience, stated:
“We have watched with great interest the continued growth of the new FIA Formula E Championship and the potential it has to significantly increase the interest in sustainable mobility. As a global manufacturer at the forefront of innovation and technology, BMW regards Formula E as a great platform in which to showcase our range of fully-electric and hybrid vehicles and to align our common goals. We are working on an agreement to finalise this partnership.”
Formula CEO Alejandro Agag, remarked:
“We are very proud and excited that a manufacturer such as BMW wants to be involved with the Formula E series. I think that the all-electric i3 and i8 will make fantastic official vehicles and I can’t wait to see them on track at the first round in Beijing on September 13.”