31 Jul 20

Inside the Allianz E-Village

Allianz is the Official Insurance Partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and presents the Allianz E-Village - a race-day festival of exploration technology and innovation - at every event on the Formula E calendar. With unique circumstances in Berlin, we're teaming up with Allianz to bring you the Virtual Allianz E-Village across the whole six-race nine-day finale from Tempelhof on August 5.

As one of the world’s largest automotive insurers, Allianz is naturally engaged and invested in supporting the latest developments in urban mobility.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has proven to be the perfect platform to drive these innovations and promote sustainable transportation, while combining excitement and innovation for fans of all ages.

Allianz has played a central role in Formula E since season three, as a partner and backer of the series. The E-Village has been a key part of Formula E events ever since - bringing up to 40,000 fans a day at each race closer to their on-track heroes and future technologies set for the road and beyond...

Meet your heroes

The Allianz E-Village plays host to Formula E's 24 star drivers and brings fans closer than any other series can to their heroes at autograph sessions that take place at its heart.

Fans can also hear first-hand from drivers from the Drivers' Presentation that takes place on the giant screens around the Allianz E-Village and will know if their favourite racer reckons they might be able to convert a strong grid slot into a trip to the top step of the podium, before anyone else.

formula e e-village autograph session

See into the future

The Allianz E-Village showcases the latest from some of the world's top automotive manufacturers from around the world.

You can get up close and personal with cars the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan see shaping the future and the all-electric cars you'll see dominating the streets in the years to come.

Alongside the collection of unique race and road cars, there's also the chance to take a look around the Formula E Gen2 cars and learn about the evolution of technology used in our race series.

Race against the pros

Not only do fans get the chance to meet their favourite racers in the Allianz E-Village, but you can race against them too!

If you think you have what it takes to beat our drivers around a tight, twisty Formula E street circuit, you can set a time yourself for the chance to race against the pros in the E-Race.

EJ!

EJ is the resident DJ for Formula E, as well as one of the freshest talents with white-hot releases on music label Garuda.

Touring the world with the championship, and rocking the Allianz E-Village, EJ plays hi-octane sets adding to the incredible race spectacle that takes place on the street circuits.

His vision is to infuse his performances with the same thrills of watching live race for a truly immersive experience, and keeping this ethos at his core is what makes EJ one of the most exciting acts around.

EJ performing live at the 2019 Mexico City E-Prix

Sustainability

Allianz' Innovation Partnership with Formula E forms a key part of the insurance firm's Global Explorer Program - a series of global and local partnerships which have connected with some 350,000 people in the last year alone.

The program calls out to curious minds around the world to explore, connect and share how disruptive technologies can drive the future and a more sustainable way of life.

The Allianz E-Village is home to the championship's partners, with a range of displays showcasing first-hand the possibilites opened up by innovative, groundbreaking sustainable tech.

Hydration Station

The Allianz E-Village Hydration Station and its water pouches were introduced in season five, to battle the increasing implementation of single-use plastics, with a focus on how the electric street racing series can reduce its own waste and offer free accessible water to fans across the site in the process.

Thanks to Formula E’s Official Innovation Partner Allianz, the initiative has saved the equivalent of  300,000 single-use plastic bottles of 330ml over the last two seasons.

The 100% recyclable pouches can be reused not just at the event, but taken home for further use, and reflect the joint mission of both companies to battle the issues of climate change that cities in which we live in today are facing.

GREENTECH EXHIBITION

Formula E and the Allianz E-Village partnered with GREENTECH to launch the first GREENTECH EXHIBITION inspired by Allianz E-Village - the largest green technology exhibition to date with some 30,000 visitors - debuting at the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium in 2019.

The dedicated fan zone was re-titled the GREENTECH EXHIBITION inspired by Allianz E-Village for the E-Prix, to give fans of all ages an opportunity to understand the small changes you can make in your lifestyle which can make a global impact.

Nico Rosberg, investor and shareholder of Formula E, said: "Especially in the automotive industry, there're not only high technical and performance-driven requirements these days.

"Many companies have long been following the important shift towards green technologies. But this development will only be implemented if all of us support this movement - that's why I fight for it."

The Tech Festival with 30,000 visitors - GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Andreas Scheuer, patron of the inaugural GREENTECH FESTIVAL, said at the time: “From car sharing and carpooling, to air taxis and e-scooters, the GREENTECH FESTIVAL allows you to already today experience our world of tomorrow.

"As its patron, I’m extremely pleased that we’re bringing these ideas to the public, while together discussing what is to come and how we’ll handle it.”

Allianz E-Village goes virtual!

We go racing in Berlin in less than a week, with six races across nine days forming the most intense season finale in motorsport history. 

With the current circumstances around the globe, we're racing behind closed doors. But, rest assured, we're bringing you all of the action and the whole Formula E event experience to you, our fans.

So, if you can't get to the Allianz E-Village, we will bring the Virtual Allianz E-Village to you!

Across the event on the Virtual Allianz E-Village feed, you'll be able to find the best of the Allianz E-Village from the past year, all of the fantastic initiatives that have featured, exclusive features from our partners, Real Racing 3 content, a special quiz and prize draw, the customary autograph session and lots more!

Get involved

We're looking for you to get involved, too. We want you with us every step of the way as you keep track of the season finale from your front room using #VirtualAllianzEVillage.

We'll be featuring the best of your content from social media up on the Virtual Allianz E-Village feed as we go green in Berlin, bringing you - the fans - together from home as the 2019/20 season races towards the chequered flag.

Virtual E-Village

Keep your eyes on fiaformulae.com to get involved, we can't wait to welcome you in to the Allianz Virtual E-Village!