If you grew up as a fan of single seater Motorsport the chances are the name Magneti Marelli shone down from the nose cones of the posters on your walls. When it comes to Motorsport technology they are at the top of the game.
If Mahindra Racing played the long game in choosing a technology partner then it was well worth the wait as the team has announced a partnership with Magneti Marelli to develop power-train components for Mahindra Racing’s season three Formula E car, the M3Electro. Mahindra Racing and Magneti Marelli will also begin a new commercial partnership, with the Italian supplier’s branding appearing on the season two M2Electro for the remaining races of the current season.
Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal of Mahindra Racing Formula E Team: “We are thrilled to announce this partnership here in Paris. Mahindra Racing has developed a very strong relationship with Magneti Marelli over the past few months while developing our powertrain for the next season.”
“As an established EV manufacturer and an FIA Formula E manufacturer, we have a mandate to drive the future of EV technology, and that begins with developing the most innovative ideas and components.”
“We have found a shared ambition in Magneti Marelli and we look forward to the first test of the M3Electro. Mahindra Racing also welcomes Magneti Marelli as a commercial partner and we are proud to display their branding on our car for the last five races of this season and into season three.”
Magneti Marelli, which currently provides technical support to multiple F1 teams for their energy-recovery systems, has developed specialized powertrain components targeting high levels of efficiency.
Roberto Dalla, Motorsport Director at Magneti Marelli: “We are proud of the partnership with the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team in the very important and challenging FIA Formula E Championship. Magneti Marelli has brought innovative technologies to multiple racing categories. Formula E allows us to exploit our knowledge in
strategic components for hybrid and electric propulsion.”
“Performance, efficiency and reliability are going to be key elements to race in season three and we believe that the solution developed with Mahindra Racing will be able to demonstrate the capabilities of Mahindra and Magneti Marelli which will help the team to be successful in the FIA Formula E Championship.”
The M2Electro will also be displayed on the Magneti Marelli stand at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show which takes place from the 25th of April until the 4th of May 2016 at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing.
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