Charge “smart electric trucks” for Formula E
Charge the British based Automotive Technology company and maker of “smart electric trucks” has announced a global sponsorship with Formula E to become the official electric truck partner effective immediately.
“We are proud to partner with Formula E, everything they are doing is aligned with our company mission and values. The truck and bus industry has stood still for many years, we are creating a highly efficient, affordable, environmentally superlative truck offering that we believe will transform major cities around the world. This partnership allows us to work closely with leading logistics companies like DHL where we can showcase our technology and the opportunity for every logistics company to revolutionise their fleets, resulting in huge savings to their businesses and improving their social and environmental impact. We believe the balance of our cost efficiency, unique hardware and software capabilities make our trucks unbeatable.”
Denis Sverdlov, CEO – Charge
The agreement will see Charge supply electric trucks to all Formula E circuits in flagship cities worldwide. The trucks will be used for the drivers’ parades and for logistics of the race cars on and off the track.
Significantly, the first Charge truck to be unveiled at the Paris Formula E prix will be in partnership with DHL. The truck will be on the track parading the drivers before the race in front of the fans along the iconic street circuit. DHL are the official logistics partner for Formula E.
“We are proud to be one of Formula E’s Founding Partners, jointly pioneering solutions for future mobility and minimizing the impact of transport on the environment and cities. Having Charge as the official electric truck partner is a great addition to the Championship and we see huge potential in the contribution they can make to advancing technology for commercial usage and the way we envisage the future of logistics.”
Sabrina Asendorf, Global Sponsorship Manager – DHL
Charge is re-defining the way trucks should be made with a fully integrated software solution that enables the hardware to be instantly upgraded with every aspect of the vehicle connected.
Charge is based in Oxfordshire surrounded by the most advanced automotive technology companies. Charge aims to create hundreds of jobs in the UK and will continue to grow as the company scales its production significantly over the coming months.
“We are thrilled to have Charge on board as our Official Electric Truck Partner. Our partnership makes sense on every level. They are an incredibly innovative company, the way they are approaching the electric truck and bus market with software that improves the hardware is very intelligent and it means our entire series from the cars to the trucks is completely electric and that’s a powerful message for change. I’m sure Charge will be the future of trucks and buses and we look forward to helping them grow.”
Alejandro Agag, CEO – Formula E
This partnership was announced to coincide with the Paris agreement and World Earth Day – two large-scale efforts to reverse climate change.