AVX sponsors Formula-E racing team

February 22, 2019 //By Rich Pell
AVX sponsors Formula-E racing team
Electronic components manufacturer AVX Corporation (Fountain Inn, SC) has announced that it is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team - a team in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship - in partnership with electronics distributors Mouser Electronics and TTI Inc., and interconnect components manufacturer Molex.

The world's only racing series with all-electric vehicles, the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship is, says the company, a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music, and entertainment designed to help drive the change towards an all-electric future by accelerating global interest in electric vehicle technology. The Formula-E championship comprises 13 races that take place in 12 cities across five continents.

"The all-electric Formula-E racing circuit serves as both a catalyst and proving ground for the innovative electronic components and systems responsible for both the edge-of-your-seat excitement that has earned the sport legions of global fans and for inspiring critical performance, efficiency, and safety improvements responsible for making this technology more enticing to consumers and steering the automotive industry towards an all-electric future," says Alex Schenkel, AVX's senior vice president of Global Sales.

"We at AVX are thrilled to partner with Mouser, TTI, and Molex to support this cutting-edge, all-electric racing technology and to showcase sustainability in a platform with so much global excitement and appeal."

The company supports the advancement of electric vehicle technology with electronic component, interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions designed to provide peak performance in powertrain, active body control, advanced driver assistance system, lighting, power conversion, and drive control systems.

Other recent company-wide efforts to support increased environmental sustainability, says the company, include a new a 908kW solar energy parking canopy that began operation at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, this January and is expected to generate 1.3GWh of power by the end of 2019.

For more on the company's products aimed at electric vehicle technology, visit AVX's EV/HEV Component Solutions page.

AVX Corporation
Mouser Electronics
TTI Inc.
Molex

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