Mahindra Racing Formula E Team has unveiled the livery of the fully-electric race car at the Auto Expo in Delhi, India. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, was honoured to present the vehicle to international press and guests. The team has committed to start in the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship, which begins in September 2014.
Led by Team Principal Dilbagh Gill, the Mumbai outfit is no stranger to international motorsport competing in the MotoGP™ World Championship.
Formula E marks their first foray into single-seater racing but being a division of the $16.2 billion multinational Mahindra Group, they are looking forward to the challenge. “We strongly believe that Formula E can provide an excellent global showcase for our electric vehicle technology,” said Mr Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group. “With advanced operations and expertise in electronics, IT, automotive technologies and manufacturing, we are already seeing the fusion of this technology into our electric vehicle operations. Racing will further accelerate that trend while Formula E is set to raise awareness globally about the benefits of electric vehicles.”
As well as the unveiling the team’s racing colours, the event also saw Mahindra showcase a range of electric vehicles. “We have been working a lot on next generation electric vehicle technologies, which we will be showcasing in the five products we will display at the Auto Expo,” said Mahindra Reva Founder and CEO Chetan Maini. “Our aim has been to trickle down technology from such Formula E cars for commercial use and we are hopeful that in the next few years there will be a lot of cross pollination of technology,” he added.