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BMW Agrees To Two-Year Partnership With U.S. Formula E Team Andretti

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 28 / 16

BMW has formally agreed to a partnership with American Formula E team Andretti. Tuesday's announcement confirmed a widely circulated rumor that BMW was looking to join the electric racing series through a link-up with a team. The partnership with Andretti is an opportunity for the German car manufac...

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