MG opens new premises with wind powered musical performance

Save the date! On Friday June 9 we’ll be opening our new MG energy storage factory – with a wind powered musical performance by Syb van der Ploeg en Piter Wilkens!

Wind energy

For this special occasion, one of our very own MG battery system will be transported to Windpark A7 (near exit 16). From Wednesday evening on, it will be charged with wind energy, harvested by Noordenwind wind mills.

Syb van der Ploeg and Piter Wilkens

This green energy will be used to power a sustainable musical performance by none other than Syb van der Ploeg and Piter Wilkens. Together they will present their brand new song, ‘Leven van de Wind’ (‘living off the wind’).

Sustainable music

These famous Dutch singer/songwriters founded JIT foundation to develop innovative audiovisual productions, with sustainability as a theme.

This unique collaboration of JIT, Noordenwind and MG Energy Systems opens a new market. We are very excited and proud to join forces and host this very special event.

Celebrate with us

We’ll be working on sunshine, we’ll be singing on wind. Will you be there to celebrate with us? You’re welcome to join us!

When?

Friday June 9
15:00 o’clock

Where?

Foeke Sjoerdswei 3
8914 BH Leeuwarden

Meet us at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017

From the 6th until the 8th of June 2017 MG will be present at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017, in Amsterdam. We’re very excited to present our newest technology to you.

Come and visit us

If you have questions about our innovative products and solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you at booth E3045!

Opening hours

Tuesday 8 June 10:30 – 18:00
Wednesday 9 June 10:30 – 19:00 *
Thursday 10 June 11.00 – 17:00

*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00 hrs

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 free exhibition pass

Location

RAI Amsterdam,
Europaplein,
1078 GZ Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

You will find us in
booth E3045

Coming back from a crash: MG’s Furia wins Eneco Solar Boat Race

Last weekend the 2017 solar boat racing season was opened in Akkrum by the Eneco Solar Boat Race NK 2017. The two day race event comprised three challenges: a 52 km endurance race on Friday May 26th, a 1 hour lap race on Saturday May 27th, followed by a 350 meter sprint race for the grand finale. The weighted results of all three elements were taken into account to determine the overall winner.

After a winter spent indoors improving our Furia, we were eager to get back in the water and put our efforts to the test. The sun shone bright, our hopes were high and we started off quite well, setting a new record in the endurance race of 1 hour and 45 minutes. But then our fortunes turned. Early in the lap race we ran into some debris under water and our propellor got hit. Upon investigation we found out it was severely damaged, wrecked beyond repair. It seemed the race was over.

But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in all these years of racing, it’s to to never give up. Through the worst of setbacks, our team has developed a handy habit of carrying spare parts, for just about anything. Including a propellor. Within seven minutes the prop was switched, the boat back in the water, and the pursuit well on its way.

We were on the brink of dropping out. And for a while it seemed as if we’d finish last. But our team pushed through on sheer determination. Once again, our Furia finished first. Furthermore, we won the sprint race. For the fourth time, we secured the Dutch championship.

We’d like to thank Eneco Zonnebootrace for another fantastic event. We enjoyed the challenge and are proud to have won!