Advancing technology in Electric Vehicles
30 June 2015
TE Connectivity will be a lead partner to Andretti Technologies, the technology and advanced engineering business of Andretti Autosport.
TE is a leader in connectivity and sensor solutions to the autosport industry, providing products that perform reliably in the extreme conditions that motorsports require. The groundbreaking technology partnership will leverage TE's expertise in sensors and connectors, including its DEUTSCH Autosport range of products, AST sensors and Raychem cable and wire. Using motorsports and racing as a testing ground for new technologies, the partnership is expected to accelerate development in several areas including the battery, electric motor, inverter and chassis.
The partnership includes an Andretti Technologies Formula E test car, which will feature the global brand colours of TE Connectivity. The test car and test program will provide a platform for both companies to develop and test new technologies in a racing environment to prove and promote clean energy and sustainability.
Rob Shaddock, executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer, TE Connectivity said TE's connectivity and sensor products are critical to unleash advancements in technology that improve electric vehicle distance and performance. They are proud to work in close collaboration with Andretti Technologies to develop the next generation of electric vehicle technology.
Roger Griffiths, director of Motorsport Development, Andretti Technologies also said they are very excited about the new partnership between Andretti Technologies and TE. They believe they have found a company that not only matches the passion for innovation and engineering in the arena of electrified vehicles but also shares a competitive spirit on the track too. A relationship that originally started on the racetrack in Indianapolis and has grown ever since, they are very proud to have TE continue to be part of the Andretti family.
The FIA Formula E Championship aims to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting clean energy and sustainability.
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