Formula E: all roads lead to Rome when it comes to e-mobility

Published on Monday, 23 October 2017

“Enel is a committed backer of the event and has invested significantly in the management of the electricity side of the championship. It will certainly continue to be a driving force for development in so far as we can manage to take this technology beyond the sporting world into real life”

– Alberto Piglia, Head of e-Mobility at Enel’s Global Business Line e-Solutions

Formula E has arrived in Rome

The eternal city chooses e-mobility

From the Campidoglio to the Nuvola in EUR, where the press conference and the presentation of the ePrix course took place, the single seat electric racing cars paraded through the city demonstrating that a new type of innovative and sustainable mobility is possible. Behind the wheel of the cars were the winners of the first three editions of the championship: Nelson Piquet Jr (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), Sebastien Buemi (Renault e.dams), and Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) as well as Luca Filippi (Nio Formula E), the Italian driver who made his debut in the championship on 2 December in Hong Kong.

“Formula E just had to be in Rome. We have wanted to come here ever since the idea for this championship was first considered back in 2011, and now it is about to become reality. Seeing the electric single-seat cars darting through the streets of the city will be an unmissable experience,” underlined Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E. He added that the ePrix in the city will not only captivate and thrill the citizens of Rome but also bring a series of benefits to the capital.

“We thank all of the people who have worked tirelessly so that Formula E can come to the Eternal City, demonstrating a singular intent to showcase alternative energy solutions in Italy as well and promoting them thanks to the innovative technology that characterises our championship”

– Alejandro Agag, CEO Formula E

The arrival in Rome of the world championship for electric single-seat racing cars signals the dawning of a new era, both in terms of the effects of a model for more sustainable mobility and because it brings to Italy the new electric dimension of motorsport.

“What links Rome to Formula E is that Rome, ever since its foundation, has always innovated. And that is what Formula E is about: innovation”

– Luca Filippi, driver Formula E

Innovation is what our company continues to promote, developing cutting-edge technology in order to make access to electric mobility solutions increasingly simple and widespread. But also in order to support the potential of the eMobility Revolution in Italy and around the world: a revolution that is profoundly changing the automobile industry and the entire production chain, becoming a formidable driving force for growth and sustainable development.