ABB has joined the motorsport and automotive specialist Sauber Engineering AG – a company of Sauber Group – as an Official Global Technology Partner. The partnership will focus on leveraging e-mobility and carbon neutral development projects. Under the partnership, ABB will install a state-of-the-art EV Charging Station at Sauber’s headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland, providing the latest in fast-charging battery technology to the growing number of electric vehicle users in the company. The charging station will be powered by the photovoltaic field already installed over the Sauber headquarters’ parking lot – currently one of the largest in Switzerland.
Sauber Group already has a long-standing technical relationship with ABB, whose frequency converter controls fan speed in Sauber Aerodynamik’s wind tunnel – the state-of-the-art wind tunnel used to develop all the Formula OneTM cars of Sauber Motorsport. Further technical collaborations at Sauber Group’s modern production facility are envisaged using a range of ABB technologies.
Both companies will use the new partnership to further their own sustainability goals – ABB with its Mission to Zero initiative and Sauber Group with its own drive to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in all areas of its operation.