DHL and ABB FIA Formula E Championship Celebrate Dual Milestones

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• DHL is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year • Formula E completed the 50th race in championship series with the ePrix in Hong Kong Saturday • Innovations this season include second-generation car, the fastest in the championship’s history • DHL has launched a fan contest -- "50 Moments that Delivered" -- to celebrate the dual anniversaries; winner will be on site in New York for the season finale

Second Generation Formula E Racing Car

DHL and ABB Formulae E are celebrating dual milestones this year: DHL is marking its 50th anniversary and Formula E completed the 50th race in its championship series with the ePrix in Hong Kong Saturday. DHL, a founding and global logistics partner of Formula E, is hosting an online fan competition “50 Moments that Delivered” to commemorate the anniversaries.

The all-electric Formula E racing series, now in its fifth season, is thrilling fans all over the world with several newly introduced innovations. At the start of the 2018/2019 season, ABB FIA Formula E introduced the second generation of Formula E racing cars. Besides sporting a new design, this next generation car has twice the battery capacity of its predecessor, eliminating the previous need to change cars during the race. The new cars are the fastest in the racing series to date: With 250 kW of power, they can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and have a top speed of 280 km/h. Also new in this season is the attack mode: Drivers can collect an extra 25 kW of power by driving off the racing line and through a special Activation Zone. If a driver activates the additional power boost, this is signaled by a color change on the Halo headgear from blue to magenta.

DHL has been on board as a founding partner and global logistics service provider since 2013 – a year before the debut race. In addition to its decades of expertise in motorsports logistics, including Formula 1, what connects DHL with Formula E, in particular, is a shared focus on innovation and sustainability. In 2017, under its “Mission 2050” strategy, Deutsche Post DHL Group set itself the goal of reducing logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. Electro-mobility is an important part of that. Deutsche Post DHL Group is a pioneer in the area of green logistics, particularly with the StreetScooter, a self-developed electric delivery vehicle that has been deployed thousands of times in Germany and Europe and is also sold to third parties.

Deutsche Post DHL Group currently operates a fleet of approximately 9,500 electric vehicles worldwide. In addition, numerous e-scooters, i.e. electrically powered scooters, and e-bikes are playing their part on the path towards achieving a delivery system in large cities that is as emission-free as possible. “As both a highly exciting and future-oriented racing series, Formula E is synonymous with the combination of innovation and advance in motorsport in the same way that Deutsche Post DHL is in the field of logistics,” says Arjan Sissing, Senior Vice President Corporate Brand Marketing at DHL. “Other sectors, including the transport and logistics industry, are also benefiting from the technical developments being driven forward in Formula E in the area of electro-mobility.”

To mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is looking back on the highlights of Formula E races so far with an online fan competition entitled “50 Moments that Delivered.” Fans have until May 12 to vote for their personal highlights in five categories. Contest information at:

50 MOMENTS THAT DELIVERED IN FORMULA E

All of the fans who voted will then be entered into a drawing to be the first DHL Formula E fan reporter to take part in New York E-Prix in July for the season finale and meet the main players from the winning moments on site.

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