Mon, 10 January 2022
Formula E and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has shared a first look at the third-generation all-electric racing car that will race in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
While Formula E manufacturers are set to take delivery of Gen3 cars in spring 2022 following further intensive development testing on and off the track, the briefing in Valencia disclosed a series of design, performance and sustainability innovations in the Gen3 car.
This includes the fact that it is the world’s most efficient racing car with at least 40 percent of the car’s energy used within a race. It is also the first formula car with both front and rear powertrains which more than doubles the regenerative capability of the current Gen2 to a total of 600kW. It is also the first formula car which won’t feature rear hydraulic brakes. The car features an electric motor delivering up to 350kw of power (470BHP), capable of a top speed of 200mph (320 km/h), with a power-to-weight ratio that is twice as efficient as an equivalent 470BHP internal combustion engine (ICE).
The Gen3 was presented under top-security conditions to an exclusive group of Formula E manufacturers, teams, drivers and partners in Valencia, Spain, where pre-season testing is underway for Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which begins in January 2022.