WILMINGTON, Del.—Handle this kind of power—this kind of speed—and you can handle just about anything.
That's the driving philosophy behind the DuPont Co.'s latest technical partnership.
As the supplier continues its quest to develop solutions for the next generation of consumer electric vehicles, particularly on the e-motor and battery safety side, it's putting its technology through some of the most grueling tests possible. And what could be more grueling than the demands of the iconic electric cars on Federation International de l'Automobile Formula E racetracks?
Through a newly solidified partnership with the Nissan e.dams team, DuPont engineers are pitting some of their best ideas against the high-performance expectations of some of the world's sleekest, fastest electric cars.
Formula E race cars pack 250 kilowatts of power—the equivalent of 335 horsepower—and reach speeds of nearly 175 mph. DuPont is counting on Nissan e.dams drivers Oliver Rowland and Sebastien Buemi to test those limits.