HWA AG confirmed on Wednesday that it will join the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as a Venturi customer in Season Five.
As reported by e-racing365 in October, the Mercedes-affiliated organization has been considering a 2018-19 entry for several months, ahead of the full Mercedes program in Season Six.
The announcement brings the total number of teams for next season to 11. The full entry list is set to be confirmed shortly.
“Formula E is a completely new motorsport discipline with extremely tough competition,” commented HWA CEO Ulrich Fritz.
“It’s a challenge that we’re very happy to rise to. HWA AG are the most successful team ever in DTM history. Our goal is to continue the company’s success story in Formula E.
“At the same time, Formula E with its unique concept offers a completely new perspective on the future for motorsport.
“The series is characterized by its innovative pioneering spirit and by its willingness to develop new ways of interacting with the fans.
“In combination with the fierce competition on the racetrack, this is the perfect platform to demonstrate our core competencies on a global stage and to measure ourselves against the best teams.”
HWA has already been working closely with Venturi this season, providing technical support to the Monaco-based operation.
The partnership will be expanded in Season Five with HWA receiving customer powertrains from Venturi.
“It’s rewarding to see a name so synonymous with racing join the already impressive and growing list of teams and manufacturers competing in Formula E,” added Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.
“They have a proven track record in other categories and will surely push to replicate similar achievements in Formula E as we enter a new era of fully-electric racing.
“I’m glad to welcome Ulrich and HWA AG to the Formula E family. I’m eager to see them hit the track as a customer team later this year.”