Fri, 27 April 2018
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has confirmed Porsche as a new Formula E manufacturer.
This means that the Weissach factory team can continue to pursue the development of its own electric powertrain. As announced earlier, Porsche plans to be among those competing in the sixth season of the global electric racing series at the end of 2019.
Formula E will provide the chassis as well as the battery. All powertrain components, however, are the competitors’ own developments. This enables Porsche to find bespoke solutions for key technologies such as the electric motor, inverter, brake-by-wire system, transmission, differential, driveshafts, monocoque and the suspension components attached to the rear axle, as well as the cooling system and Engine Control Unit.
Porsche’s entry into Formula E in 2019 will coincide with the market launch of the production version of the concept study Mission E. This vehicle, the first all-electric Porsche, will be the most sports-focused and technologically advanced car in its class. Porsche will invest more than six billion Euros in electric mobility before the end of 2022.