The Andretti Formula E Team came away with sixth position in the teams’ championship and Jean-Éric Vergne was ranked seventh among the drivers after concluding the final rounds in London. However, the American outfit had much better news to report as they announced the formation of Andretti Technologies, an independent company within the racing empire of Andretti Autosport Holding Company.
This new venture will primarily focus on the development of the new powertrain that the team will be utilising in the second season of Formula E, focussing on the electric motor, inverter and transmission. Next to that, it pursuits other advanced engineering project outside the world of motorsport. “As a racer, the automotive and motorsport industries as a whole have always been of great interest and a passion of mine,” said Michael Andretti. “Having the opportunity to build on my racing background and provide an outlet for developing dynamic and sustainable clean-energy solutions is not only exciting, but also something I’m very proud of.”
Andretti Technologies, one of the eight constructors in Formula E, has partnered with global operating tech firm TE Connectivity that coloured the Andretti cars during the London rounds in orange. Roger Griffiths, Director of Motorsport Development of Andretti Technologies commented: “We believe we have found a company that not only matches our passion for innovation and engineering in the arena of electrified vehicles, but also shares our competitive spirit on the track. The relationship originally started on the racetrack in Indianapolis and has grown ever since.”
In addition to TE Connectivity serving as the official technology partner, Andretti Technologies has identified leading companies within other technology and advanced engineering industries to serve as key partners in the endeavor; these include Houston Mechatronics Inc, an advanced robotics, automation and intelligent systems engineering company and Purdue University, Indiana, one of the leading Electrical Engineering universities in the United States.