Molex has announced it has joined Mouser Electronics, to sponsor the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team for the remainder of the 2016-17 season of the Formula E all-electric racing series. Molex and Mouser have combined to sponsor a team in each of Formula E’s initial three seasons. Dragon Racing is backed this year by newcomer Faraday Future, a US-based startup technology company focused on the development of intelligent electric vehicles.
“With advanced mobility at the heart of both Formula E and Faraday Future Dragon Racing, we are proud to contribute to the team’s success and demonstrate our commitment to developing innovative products for the automotive industry,” said Mark Rettig, global marketing director, transportation, Molex. “We are excited about the significant progress being made with this revolutionary motorsport venture and are delighted to help toward the goal of advancing electric vehicle technology and achieving sustainable transportation.”
Some examples of Molex automotive solutions include CMC and CMX connectors used in powertrain applications, HSAutoLink interconnect systems and Squib right-angle AK-2 cable assemblies used in wiring harnesses to ensure a fully reliable connection to the interface, and VersaKrimp terminals and splices, which are designed for tight termination under conditions of stress or wire pull, including electric vehicles.