BMW confirmed that it will enter the Formula E Champinship as official drivetrain supplier for Andretti Formule E team in 2018/19 season.
BMW is already using expertise gained from Formula E in developing BMW i Next autonomous vehicle and also the next generation of advanced BMW EV models. They also consider involvement in Formula E as perfect development laboratory for production-related electric powertrain technology. »Formula E has developed fantastically as a racing series and, as a new, technology-based project, is perfectly suited to the BMW Group and BMW Motorsport. Forging new paths and driving innovation – these are values shared by BMW and Formula E. Because it is very important for us to demonstrate our technological expertise, we have shown a firm commitment to this project through the registration of BMW AG as an official manufacturer and are facing up to the growing competition there,« says BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.