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Volkswagen Paris16– Impressive performance by the Abt Schaeffler team with Volkswagen as a strategic partner

Lucas di Grassi adds to his latest success in Long Beach (USA) by winning the recent Formula E race in Paris. The driver of the Abt Schaeffler team, with its strategic partner Volkswagen, starts the next round of the electric-powered racing series on 21 May in Berlin as championship leader.

Di Grassi laid the foundations for his fourth Formula E victory right from the start of the race around Les Invalides in central Paris. The Brazilian outbraked the pole-position holder Sam Bird at the first corner and quickly took the lead. After a perfect pit stop, even a safety car phase could not thwart di Grassi. In the short history of Formula E, di Grassi is the first driver to have won two races in succession.

The next round of Formula E will be held in the centre of Berlin on 21 May. Lucas Di Grassi will start the race as front runner eleven points ahead of his nearest rival. The only German team lies in second place in the team classification.

The Volkswagen brand has been participating for one and a half years as a strategic partner of the Abt Schaeffler team in Formula E, which is held on street circuits worldwide. The Volkswagen brand has one of the largest product ranges with electric-powered drives and is accelerating the strong development of fully and hybrid electric-powered vehicles. Apart from the all-electric e-up!1 and e-Golf2 models, the product range currently includes the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE3 and Passat GTE4.

1 e-up! electrical consumption in kWh/100km: 11.7 (combined), CO2  emissions in g/km: 0 (combined), efficiency class: A+

2 e-Golf electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.7 (combined), CO2  emissions in g/km: 0 (combined), efficiency class: A+

3 Golf GTE fuel consumption in l/100km: 1.5 (combined), CO2  emissions in g/km: 35 (combined), efficiency class: A

4 Passat GTE fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.6 (combined); power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.2 (combined), CO2 emissions in g/km: 37 (combined), efficiency class: A+

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