Published on August 27th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


ZF becomes the Official Technology Partner of the Venturi Formula E Team

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has entered in to a long term technology partnership with the Venturi Formula E Team to compete in the FIA Formula E electric racing series. From the start of the 2016/17 season, ZF will be supporting Venturi with suspension system technology and components, simulation and testing resources and other technology inputs.


The principal objective of the partnership is the design and development of a completely new driveline that encompasses electric motor, inverter and transmission. ZF, together with the Venturi Formula E team will design and develop a complete powertrain and suspension system to meet the challenge of the Season 5 Formula E technical regulations when the FIA Technical Road Map demands the use of only one car per driver.

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During Season 3, the new season beginning in October, Venturi will race with high-performance shock absorbers specially developed by ZF Race Engineering and the companies have formulated a clear plan in other technological areas of development in order to generate additional value for the partnership.

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Venturi is banking on ZF’s renowned competencies in the development of a new, all-electric driveline as well as the comprehensive know-how and technology of ZF Race Engineering to put its team at the forefront of the fast-developing FIA Formula E championship. For the fourth season, ZF and Venturi will jointly redesign and further optimize the transmission currently implemented in the Venturi Formula E cars.


At the same time, development is already underway on the aforementioned new ZF driveline, which will comprise a state of-the-art electric motor including power electronics as well as a new transmission. As the core of the Venturi race car, this new driveline will be tested during the fourth season of the FIA Formula E series and will race from the start of the fifth season in Q4 2018 with a clear aim of winning races and challenging for the coveted FIA Formula E title.

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