The all-electric success of Formula E in Rome

Over one million viewers followed the live TV broadcast, 30,000 people filled the stands overlooking the circuit and the hashtag #formulaeday triumphed throughout the day as a trending topic on Twitter.

The first Italian E-prix, held on Saturday 14 April in the EUR district of Rome, was a resounding success. The electric GP, ABB FIA Formula E Championship which Enel continues to support as Official Smart Charging Partner and Official Power Partner, recently confirmed for a further five seasons, brought a spectacular race to the Italian capital. The fine weather helped attract numerous curious and passionate fans, who were then captivated by this competition dedicated to showcasing electric mobility.


Formula E: the race that is 100% green

The electric racing championship continued to exhilarate the public with an extraordinary race as thousands witnessed Sam Bird, driver for the Ds-Virgin Racing team, secure his victory. The winner performed breath-taking overtaking moves as well as numerous on-track strategies to conserve battery life and maximise the ‘full charge’, triumphing over Di Grassi of Audi and Lotterer of Techeetah who joined him on the podium. The twenty electric single-seaters set off from Piazza Marconi to complete 33 laps of the circuit that includes 21 corners and a 2,860 metre straight along Via Cristoforo Colombo, passing by the Nuvola conference centre designed by Massimiliano Fuksas and the Palazzo dei Congressi which was also the location of the pit garages used for changing the batteries.

Enel X brought its innovative smart technologies to the race, supplying not only electric energy deriving 100% from renewable sources, but also a completely digitalised micro-grid. The event also hosted the presentation of the new 80kW Superchargers that Enel has developed for the next season. The latest generation of batteries can store double the amount of energy meaning that the next season of the green GP will see the cars completing the entire race without having to stop.

Three years into the collaboration with Formula E, the announcement of the expansion of this partnership is another step forward for our activities in the field of e-mobility. With Enel’s charging technology and Superchargers, the new cars will be more efficient and their batteries will have greater storage capacity, enabling them to complete the entire circuit at every E-Prix. The Enel - Formula E partnership reaffirms our Group’s commitment to the continual promotion of the development of e-mobility at a global level

Francesco Venturini

Chief Executive Officer of Enel X

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