11 July 2018
FISITA, the international membership organisation for the automotive and mobility systems engineering profession, welcomed NIO’s next generation Formula E all-electric race car to the one-day conference, FISITA PLUS, on Thursday 12 July.
The Formula E vehicle was displayed outside County Hall, in London, where delegates and pedestrians were able to view the latest vehicle technology from FISITA Corporate Member, NIO.
Gérry Hughes, Head of NIO Performance Programme and NIO Formula E Team Principal, said: “NIO is proud to support FISITA PLUS with the presence of its next-generation Formula E all-electric race car, which will compete in cities around the world for the fifth season of the highly competitive FIA Formula E series commencing in December 2018.
“We fully support all ventures that endeavour to guide the future direction of the global automotive engineering profession and, as FISITA is also a leading advocate for the education of young engineers, we hope to welcome some of those who have been inspired by FISITA’s work to NIO in the future.”
The one-day conference featured a presenter line-up from some of the world’s leading mobility companies, who spoke within the following sessions:
- The Mobility Eco-System
- Future Technologies
- Energy and Propulsion Systems of the Future
NIO VP, Charlie Zhang, also took part in the Leadership Interview hosted by Paul Mascarenas, Ford’s former CTO and current independent director, business advisor and technology executive. Charlie spoke to Paul about the global electric vehicle market, drawing on his wealth of experience gained in the automotive software and component industries.
The Leadership Interview was live streamed directly onto the FISITA website at 13:45 BST on Thursday 12 July and was freely available to all users. The live stream was shown on the FISITA website here.
Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “We are honoured that NIO has selected our future mobility engineering conference, FISITA PLUS, to display their next generation Formula E vehicle. We welcome this opportunity to view their latest technology and to hear about their latest developments as part of the Leadership Interview - for those who cannot attend, we would encourage you to join us for the exclusive live stream.”
Further information about FISITA PLUS is available here.