With Formula E shining the light on the e-vehicle revolution it has never been a more exciting time for the future of transport. We talk to Johan de Villiers Managing Director of ABB in South East Asia, about how digitalization, electrification and developments in battery storage are transforming how we get around.
In this forward-thinking episode, Johan shares ABB decision to become the series sponsor for the Formula E motor racing championship, and how this exciting new sporting series is helping to pioneer developments in sustainable transport. He explains how developing technologies are facilitating e-vehicles’ rise in popularity; the impact of digitalization through car sharing apps and autonomous vehicles; and the resulting challenges faced by the grid and e-vehicle users and gives some solutions. Finally, Johan gives us an insight into the developments in robotics, and how they are likely to impact on manufacturing and trade in the future.