BMW follow Audi in quitting Formula E after 2020-21

04 Décembre, 2020, 10:07 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • BMW Formula E cars testing at Valencia

The news comes hot on the heels of Audi announcing its own Formula E withdrawal although, in contrast to its Volkswagen Group rival, BMW is not committing to any other motorsport in place of Formula E. Instead, a brief statement said that BMW will shift its focus towards global electric road auto production, aiming for one million electric vehicles on the road by the end of 2021.

Why has BMW chose to leave Formula E?

BMW have won four races in the series since 2014 but state that the opportunities to bring technologies from the Formula E race cars to passenger electric cars have been exhausted.

BMW says it learned pretty much all it set out to learn by taking part in the competition (things on energy management and efficiency, software for power electronics, or power density of the e-motors), so now it would be time to focus on production rather than racing.

"The same engineers who develop the drivetrains for electric production vehicles are also responsible for the drivetrains in the race cars".

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"As a partner from the word go, BMW has been instrumental in the success story of Formula E. After seven successful years, BMW Group will end its involvement in the series at the end of the coming season", a team statement read.

So far, Mahindra Racing is the only team to have committed to the Gen3 era of Formula E, confirming its spot on the 2022 grid.

"As the strategic focus of BMW Group is shifting within the field of e-mobility, we will now concentrate on a model offensive and series production in large quantities with the fifth generation BMW E-drives".

BMW together with fellow BMW Group brands Mini and Rolls-Royce plan to have one million electrified cars on the road by the end of 2021 and to increase this figure to seven million by 2030, of which two thirds will be fully electric.

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