The NIO Formula E Team has announced a multi-year agreement with EVBox, the global electric vehicle supply equipment brand, which becomes Official Associate Partner.
EVBox branding is set to appear on the team’s cars, driver suits and team apparel from the next round of the 2017-18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Santiago this weekend.
Founded in 2010, Netherlands-based EVBox is a market leader in electric vehicle charging solutions and software.
It has the world’s largest installed base of electric vehicle charging points with over 50,000 across Europe, North America and other key regions.
In 2017, the company was acquired by the energy multinational Engie.
The announcement comes weeks after the launch of the inaugural ‘NIO Day’ in Beijing on December 16, when the company’s latest production vehicle, the NIO ES8 SUV, was officially presented by NIO founder and chairman, William Li.
“We are very proud of becoming the NIO Formula E Team’s first sponsor,” said EVBox CEO Kristof Vereenooghe.
“Both NIO and EVBox have a profound belief that the automotive industry is on the brink of fundamental change.
“Both organizations believe that the future of mobility is electric and want to accelerate such transition in all continents, starting with North America, Europe and Asia.”
Added NIO co-founder and president Lihong Qin: “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has delivered on its vision of bringing exciting, all electric racing to city-centres around the world and we, together with partners such as EVBox, aim to compete to win multiple events over the coming years.”
“I have no doubt that our racing partnership with EVBox will prove a great success, not only on track, but also in providing opportunities of investigating further clean energy projects together.”