Henkel and the NextEV TCR racing team 19 May 2016

Following the success of a strong opening race season in which Nelson Piquet Jr. won the driver’s championship, Henkel has continued its support of the NextEV TCR team for season two of Formula E, the world’s first competition for formula cars with electric motors.

Organised by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the 100% electric powered championship series provides a high profile public arena in which to challenge and transform traditional perceptions of electric mobility. It aims to provide the motor industry with a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, while accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting clean energy and sustainability.

“Henkel is proud to continue its partnership with NextEV TCR as the team’s exclusive adhesives supplier, and in doing so support the engineers involved by providing them with first-class products and technical expertise,” said Uwe Philipps, business director adhesives, automotive and metal industry unit at Henkel.

Henkel provides an ideal range of products for fast maintenance and repair at the race track. The company’s broad portfolio includes adhesive products typically used for components such as plugs, sensors, controls, accumulators and electric engines. It also supplies a series of specialised casting compounds that help to enable the use of smaller, lighter weight parts. Also, its pre-coatings increase the conductivity and lifespan of the battery cells, which are vital in the electric vehicle arena.

“Working in the challenging Formula E race environment allows Henkel to gain valuable experience that helps it to deliver high performance solutions for commercial, alternative energy vehicles,” noted Philipps.



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