Mahindra Racing recently premiered its M5 Electro race car days ahead of the start of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship – Season 5. During the event, Mahindra Racing and Shell announced their plans to work on the joint development of lubricants and fluids for electric vehicles.
Patrick Carre, vice president, Shell Global Lubricants,said, “We see great opportunities from the association between Mahindra Racing, a founding Formula E team with a powerful brand and credibility in India, and Shell Lubricants with our deep global automotive expertise and technology capabilities. We are pleased to join forces to develop lubricants and fluids that will make electric vehicles more efficient and unlock great opportunities for continued growth in the Indian market.”
L-R: Dr Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra, Chairman- Mahindra Racing along with Patrick Carre, VP, Shell, Golbal Lubricants, Gul Panag, Jerome D'Ambrosio, Driver, Mahindra Racing, Ruzbeh Irani, President, Mahindra Group and Director , Mahindra Racing, Mansi Tripathy, MD, Shell Lubricants India and Dilbagh Gill, CEO and Team Principal, Mahindra Racing at the #Passioneering Conference
Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra and Chairman, Mahindra Racing, said, “Formula E represents the cutting edge of EV technology and plays a strategic role in realising Mahindra’s vision of the ‘Future of Mobility’ through our ‘Race to Road’ strategy. Racing is at the pinnacle of global EV motorsport, it puts Mahindra on the fast track toward the development of an entirely new generation of EVs that offer clean, exciting yet affordable mobility to our customers. We are geared up to begin racing in Season 5 of Formula E in the next few days and will push hard toward victory. We look forward to growing interest and support from our Indian fans for a championship that is helping to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the future.”
L-R: Dr Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra, Chairman- Mahindra Racing along with Jerome D'Ambrosio, Driver, Mahindra Racing and Dilbagh Gill, CEO and Team Principal, Mahindra Racing at #Passioneering Conference
Mahindra Racing team is also supported by Renesas, Lear Corporation, AVIS, Umicore, Pininfarina, Voxdale, Errea, Bahco, Nippon, Alpinestars and Greenhills as sponsors for the upcoming championship.
The M5Electro is based on generation two of the Formula E race car, featuring an EV powertrain technology that has been aggressively developed through the rigour of four seasons of top-level Formula E racing. It will be able to touch 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h.