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Formula E in Long Beach (USA): Triumphant opening by Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt


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• Strategic partnership of Volkswagen and Abt Schaeffler group again crowned
   with success

Lucas di Grassi is a grand hero of a Formula E competition in Long Beach (USA). The Brazilian cumulative a convincing feat in a sixth eventuality of a electric racing array in California, while during a same time holding a lead in a championship table. His team-mate Daniel Abt also achieved a lectern finish in third position. With a vital partner Volkswagen, a Abt Schaeffler group has so shown once again that is one of this year’s pretension contenders.

Lucas di Grassi started a competition from second on a grid and had already overtaken Sam Bird, a personality adult until that time, before a array stop – including a requisite automobile change. During a stirring second half of a race, a Brazilian remained unfazed notwithstanding a late reserve automobile phase, that bunched adult a domain again, and afterwards went on to win by a poignant margin. His team-mate Daniel Abt started a competition from sixth on a grid and finished his successful tour by finishing third.

At a start of a seventh deteriorate of Formula E on 23 April, Lucas di Grassi will be travelling to a centre of Paris as leader, one indicate forward of Sébastien Buemi. The solitary German group in a domain is now second in a group classification.

The Volkswagen code has been concerned in Formula E as a vital partner of a Abt Schaeffler group for one-and-a-half years. Designed for electric-powered cars, a racing array is hold via a universe on city-centre circuits. The Volkswagen code has one of a largest product ranges with electrified expostulate systems, that it aims to extend in a future. In further to a electric models e-up!1 and e-Golf2, a operation also includes a plug-in variety Golf GTE3 and Passat GTE4.

Fuel consumption:

e-up! electrical appetite expenditure in kWh/100km: 11.7 (combined), CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (combined), potency class: A+
e-Golf electrical appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 12.7 (combined), CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (combined), potency class: A+
Golf GTE fuel expenditure in l/100km: 1.5 (combined), CO2 emissions in g/km: 35 (combined), potency class: A
Passat GTE fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 1.6 (combined); electrical appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 12.2 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 37 (combined), potency class: A+