By Jon LeSage Mercedes-Benz will be competing against other automakers in the Formula E electric racing series starting in 2019.
The automaker is transitioning its motorsports division over from German racing series Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) to focus on Formula E. The company had played a visible role as a manufacturer sponsoring DTM for several years. The motorsports group will conclude its participation in DTM at the end of 2018, and enter Formula E in the 2019/2020 season.
In October, the company had purchased an option to join the Formula E series. There had been speculation that it would be making that commitment this year.
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