"In a few decades, we will finally pass the oil age. The FIA Formula One World Championship is a powerful symbol of that change." With these two sentences, Maximilian Viessmann not only introduced the sponsorship commitment in Formula E, but also reaffirmed the importance of the forthcoming era into which the family business has embarked. The era of electrification.
Formula E is all about racing, where there is only one winner. But that is not all. Because Formula E is also symbolic of the transition to a new, more efficient energy age. Renewable electricity, which replaces petrol as fuel and is temporarily stored in powerful batteries, can be made available at any time thanks to intelligent control technology. A new age in which victory is a great gain for everyone involved. After all, Formula E continues to make the hearts of fans beat faster, without polluting the environment with harmful emissions.
"Take a ride with the next generation" - Formula E is a highly innovative generation of racing, a test laboratory for the mobility of the future. Viessmann, in moving from the third to the fourth generation, has also set the course for the future by entering the second century of the company's history. Intelligent, integral and upgradeable energy and climate solutions enable a particularly efficient use of resources. With new technologies such as the linking of electricity and heat, connectivity and corresponding platforms as well as digital services for a pleasant indoor climate, we design and preserve living spaces for future generations. In many respects, this also applies to Formula E.
Our Formula E sponsorship paves the way for the "zero emissions" vision, which we would like to realize together with Jaguar Racing. The overall goal of the partnership is therefore to make renewable energy tangible, drive real change and make sustainable technological innovations accessible to everyone. Because the technologies for the new energy age and the next generation already exist.
One example is the innovative Vitovalor fuel cell heating appliance. Developed jointly with Panasonic, the Vitovalor is the ideal energy centre for the modern detached and semi-detached house; the system combines heat and power generation in the smallest possible space. Against the background of the energy debate and rising electricity prices, decentralised power generation is becoming increasingly important.