DS TECHEETAH heads to Mexico City motivated to return to the track to score more points, after the team fell short of points in Santiago de Chile. The team, which ranks in 3rd place in the team standings, with 47 points, is supported by Efacec, a leading company that tripled its production capacity of fast and ultra-fast chargers for electric vehicles last year. The next race of the championship will take place at Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez, in Mexico, on February 16th.
Jean-Éric Vergne, who is placed in 5th place in the driver standings, with 28 points, arrives in the Mexican track fully motivated to fight for the victory. “Mexico is a new start for me. The DNF in Santiago finished my strike of scoring points in 20 races in a row, so now the tally starts from zero again and it’s needless to say I’m very motivated. The Mexico City track isn’t one that necessarily suits us very well, but this hasn’t stopped us before and the goal is to score as many points as possible to remain in the fight for the championship. As we saw last year, every single point counts.”
Also, André Lotterer, who is placed in the 8th place in the driver standings, expects to face in Mexico a very different scenario from what he experienced in Chile.
“I’m looking forward to Mexico and to get some good results, the team deserves this after the missed opportunities we’ve had so far. We’ve kept working hard to improve our package further and hopefully it will pay off. Coming to Mexico is always great cause the fans are so into racing and it’s so cool to hear them cheer from the stadium when we’re on the starting grid and throughout the day.”
Pioneer in the Electric Mobility and a world leader in the production of ultra-fast chargers.
Efacec is celebrating one year after the opening of its Electric Mobility dedicated facilities last year. This investment materializes the strong commitment of the company in this sector. In a period of just 12 months, Efacec’s electric mobility area turnover grew up about 100%, reaching an amount of 36 million euro, and an additional 100 people joined the team.
In the last 12 months, Efacec’s electric mobility business unit turnover grew up 100%, reaching 36 million euro in 2018. Efacec hired more than 100 people to strengthen its team dedicated to this business area.
Efacec offers a full range of electric vehicles chargers for private, public, fast, ultra-fast and wireless segments.
These new electric mobility dedicated facilities materialize the company´s continuous commitment to R&D, innovation and to product engineering and it is aligned with Efacec´s 2020 Strategic Plan, which is the basis for the new cycle the company started in October 2015. This approach allowed Efacec to launch new projects, namely integrated storage solutions, integrated solutions (hardware and software) for home and fleet charging, charging solutions for truck fleets and to evolve the range of high-power solutions. R&D has also enabled the company to launch innovative products such as the new generation of QC45 G2 fast charger and a new range of home chargers.
Currently, the electric mobility business area represents 6% of Efacec’s overall turnover. The objective is that in the near future it will represent 15%. Efacec is actively participating in seven of the world’s largest electric mobility projects. Efacec’s technology is being used by R&D centers of world’s most renowned automobile manufacturers and supports large-scale charging infrastructures located mainly in North America and Europe.
Efacec is attentive to the evolution and main trends of Electric Mobility sector. The company shared its vision about the future of the mobility during the forum “The Future of Mobility Summit”, held by BloombergNEF last February 4th and 5th, in San Francisco, USA. Also, on February 13th and 14th, Mexico City will host the Latam Mobility Summit 2019, where Efacec will take part in the debate on sustainable mobility.