Mercedes-Benz announced nearly a year ago that it will enter the Formula E series, and in the process, leave Germany’s DTM series. However, the luxury brand won’t run under “Mercedes-Benz.”

Instead, the German make announced last Thursday that it will race under the “EQ” banner. EQ is Mercedes’ sub-brand for future electric cars. The team itself will go by Mercedes-EQ Formula E.

Mercedes-EQ Formula E will have plenty of backup to support the team’s first go at the all-electric motorsport. Long-time motorsport partner HWA will handle race operations for the team. HWA has worked with Mercedes for its DTM program and the company has a vast amount of experience in Formula E. HWA will also enter the series as a Venturi customer team for the 2018/2019 season. Critically, it’s the first season to feature the second-generation racer among other changes.

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Additionally, Mercedes-AMG will take up development of the Formula E racer’s electric powertrain. AMG certainly knows a thing or two about motorsport and has developed previous hybrid systems for Mercedes’ Formula 1 campaign. The UK-based unit developed the original KERS hybrid system introduced in F1 last decade and worked with Mercedes to engineer the SLS AMG Electric Drive concept. Each entity’s learnings will, ideally, put Mercedes-EQ on the podium in Formula E.

Mercedes-EQ will make its Formula E debut for the 2019/2020 season. Porsche will also join the starting grid the same year.

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