TechDrive Teams Up with DHL for Formula E, Miami

TechDrive teams up with DHL for Formula E, Miami.

Transport news site TechDrive is partnering with DHL, the official logistics partner and a founding partner of the E Series, for media coverage of the Miami leg of the race on 14 March 2015.

DHL is directly involved in the planning of the championship, helping Formula E select the optimal schedule of races, ensuring that the movement of the cars and equipment can be minimized.

The weight of car is 800kg, whilst the weight of battery is 320kg.

Approximate 450 tons will be shipped for each race (for Beijing – 200 tons by air, 250 tons with ocean, rail and truck); this is the equivalent of two Boeing 747 freighters and 25 ocean containers.

All modes of transport will be used, with a preference for ocean and rail when the schedule and routing allows.

Pierluigi Ferrari, Deputy Managing Director of DHL Motorsports Division said “Although air transport is faster, using ships and trains where possible will dramatically cut carbon emissions.”

“The lithium ion battery represents one of the biggest challenges in the logistics of Formula E. The battery is classified as dangerous goods and required considerable planning and attention with regard to packaging, handling and certification”

Formula E, officially the FIA Formula E Championship, is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and is the highest class of competition for one-make, single-seater, electrically powered racing cars.The series was conceived in 2012, and the inaugural championship started in Beijing on 13 September 2014.

Fact Sheet – Formula E

Formula E – Overview

  • Formula E is the new official FIA World Championship Series, with single-seater, open-wheel racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy
  • Formula E has three core values: Energy, Environment and Entertainment
  • Nine countries – China, Malaysia, Uruguay, Argentina, USA, Monaco, Germany, UK & Russia
  • Ten iconic city center locations
  • Ten World-class teams, each with two drivers (and two cars per driver).
  • Circuits will be from 2.5km to 3 km in length
  • Cars will accelerate from 0 – 100Km/h in 2.9 seconds, with a maximum speed of 225Km/h (F1 cars accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 2.5 seconds)

Special thanks to Merrybubbles Communications for facilitating this partnership. Merrybubbles acts as a bridge, facilitating connections between Miami and Silicon Valley.