Formula E’s season five car will have double the range of the current car, putting an end to the mid-race car swap from season five onwards.
The series unveiled its new futuristic look which will be used for the next three seasons; the car will make its competitive debut in the 2018/19 season of the series.
With almost double the energy storage capacity and double the range of the current car, the Generation 2 chassis will enable the teams and drivers to complete a full race at higher speeds and without having to initiate a mid-race car swap.
Alejandro Agag believes that the sport will achieve its goal of changing the perception of how an open-wheel car can look.
“This car represents the future of racing,” explained Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mould and challenge the status quo – bringing a revolution to motorsport. This next generation car represents that revolution.”
The Gen2 Formula E car is the first vehicle to have been designed by the FIA – the governing body of motorsport. Jean Todt is delighted with the creation which will set the series aside from every motorsport category.
“I’m very proud that the FIA has been at the forefront of this car’s development, it’s something new for the Federation, and the project has been a huge success,” said the organisation’s President Jean Todt. “Drafting in leading designers from around the world, the car represents a seismic shift for the series with the design setting it apart from any other motorsport series.”
The Gen2 car is clear proof of the advancements in battery and electric motor technology achieved in the space of only four years, several of which will eventually make their way into everyday electric road cars and vehicles.