Are Formula E Race Cars CHAdeMO Ready?
What caught our eye in the latest official video from Formula E Holdings is the ABB CHAdeMO charger next to Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E racer in the brand new building at the Donington Park.
This charger is inside of the new facility, so for sure this is not installed for fleet electric cars. Moreover, Formula E is partnered with Renault, which for now is not using CHAdeMO in its cars like ZOE, shown recently in Donington.
Formula E Holdings never mentioned CHAdeMO and we don’t see them on the members list of CHAdeMO Association.
So, what is this CHAdeMO charger doing inside the assembly workshop, next to one of the first Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E prototypes? Maybe Formula E is developing fast charging capability for internal use, because in the races, the drivers will just be swapping the entire race cars in the middle of the race when power gets low.
Perhaps CHAdeMO will be used during testing sessions?