HENKEL Partners With Formula E Team China Racing as Exclusive Adhesive Supplier

  HENKEL Partners With Formula E Team China Racing as Exclusive Adhesive

Business Wire

SHANGHAI -- August 26, 2014

Organizers of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula E
Team China Racing has announced a joint partnership with Henkel, the world
leading supplier of high-tech automotive adhesive solutions, which helps
promote development in the electric vehicle field.

Henkel partners with China Racing Team as Adhesive Exclusive Supplier (Photo:
Business Wire)

Henkel partners with China Racing Team as Adhesive Exclusive Supplier (Photo:
Business Wire)

Formula E is the FIA’s first sustainable global motorsport championship
featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. The series
begins September 2014 and continues through June 2015; it includes street
circuits in 10 of the world’s leading cities including Beijing, London, and
Los Angeles. The new ambitious championship is designed to appeal to a new
generation of motorsport fans while showcasing and promoting sustainable
technology for the environment.

Team China Racing has announced becoming the second of 10 teams taking part in
the inaugural season of forthcoming zero-emissions Championship. It has
partnered with Henkel as its exclusive adhesive supplier because Henkel has
advanced technologies specially designed for electric vehicles, which will
help keep Team China on the cutting edge of innovation to adapt to Formula E’s
new era.

All 10 teams had finished four of the five pre-season tests in Donington Park,
London by 10^th July and most teams were focusing on endurance performance
rather than shaving seconds off lap times. E.Dams-Renault's Sebastien Buemi
set the fastest testing time with a lap of 1:31.083s, which demonstrated the
significant speed enhancement of electric vehicles. Former Belgian Formula 1
driver Jerome d'Ambrosio tested one of China Racing’s cars, and was a regular
frontrunner during the test.

Henkel supported Team China in the fifth and final test on August 19^th by
providing race-side technicians and experts. The series gives Henkel an
excellent opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and
showcase Henkel innovative solutions for the automotive electrical/electronic
systems and alternative energy vehicle systems. These solutions contribute to
lightweight design, optimal manufacturing process, cost efficiency and

“It is a great opportunity for Henkel and Team China to cooperate in this
historic first season of the FIA Formula E Championship to help people
understand what electric vehicles are capable of. The future of electric
vehicle is limitless, and Henkel is determined to make rapid progress towards
the sustainable technologies and applications,” said Claire Zhou, Head of
Marketing Asia Pacific, and Echo Liu, AT Marketing Communication Manager.

Formula E is in step with the future direction of the automotive industry. As
sustainability becomes a global trend and concern, development in clean
technologies is welcomed by governments, and China has enormous potential for
the expansion of electric vehicles as a tool to address the issue of urban
pollutions. Henkel believes the partnership with Team China Racing in Formula
E will provide the perfect platform to increase public awareness about
electric vehicles and accelerate the development of relevant technologies in
future automotive industry.

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Henkel Asia-Pacific & China Headquarters
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