It is good to see BMW join the Automotive OEM teams of Renault, Citroen, ABT/Audi, Jaguar Land Rover & Mahindra in season 5 of Formula E. 

Formula E has a special place in my affections. I was involved in the race series before its launch in 2014, and I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural race in Beijing in September 2014. 

BMW has also been involved in Formula E from the beginning, providing electric safety cars, medical cars and other track-side vehicles. Their electric cars have been using the Halo wireless charging system developed by Qualcomm's R&D labs in California, through a programme that I started when I worked there. 

By joining the race series, BMW now has the opportunity to showcase its capabilities in the electric vehicle space.

I look forward to seeing Formula E continue to go from strength to strength.