Audi, BMW and Mercedes, three ways to look at Formula E


Formula E is still taking steps for the future and this was evident
with the publication of the list of manufacturers that have received the approval
to produce in the season 2018-19 their own powertrain. Between the same
include brands such as Jaguar, Mahindra or Renault
, while drawing a strategy
very different in what the big manufacturers are German. Not
however, BMW AG if you have formalized your request, while Audi and Mercedes
seem to be betting on another way other than to have a presence in the
‘Season Five’ the contest of cars electrical.

BMW AG will be one of the manufacturers that build their own
power unit
as of the season 2018-19. The brand takes the step
definitive to have your own structure in the Formula And after getting to a
technical agreement with the team MS Amlin Andretti
, formation with which it has
collaborated to take their first steps within the contest electric. You can
say so from the beginning of the year 2016, the brand has completed a period of
within the contest before settling in her own right as
manufacturer in Formula E.

Audi Sport has followed a similar path to that of BMW,
important part in the technical development of the team ABT Schaeffler. In fact,
the presence of the German mark within this structure has been on the rise.
While the logos of the mark have been made more visible, involvement
technique has also grown. However, Audi has taken the step to be
as a manufacturer of right
, although it is likely that the brand will still be present in the championship electric behind the mask of ABT Formel E, a structure that if it appears as rider after
submit your powertrain.

finally, and despite having a first option to enter in the ‘Season Five’ of the Formula E neither Mercedes nor HWA have given signs of life at the time you submit your power train. All in all, this does not mean that the signing of Stuttgart or signature of competition is not willing to enter in the contest, but will look for other different formulations. In this aspect, the brand might consider joining a client computer to the season 2018-19 to then commit for two seasons with the Formula And as a biker from the sixth season or even occupy one of the two posts that will be released.