Mahindra Racing have announced their commitment to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, making them the first manufacturer and racing team to do so. It also means they are committed to saying in Formula E for at least the next three years.
Mahindra have been part of Formula E since the inaugural season, securing four E-Prix wins, 18 podiums and 690 championship point along the way, and the team fully believes that their best days are yet to come.
The new generation commences with the 2022/23 season and marks a new era. The cars are expected to be more powerful and lighter than ever. The power is set to be increased from 250kW in qualifying and 220kW in the race to 350kW and 300kW respectively.
The Gen3 rules are expected to run until at least 2025 with a promise of even more exciting and unpredictable racing.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Chairman, Mahindra Racing, reiterates that Mahindra’s focus is to play a ‘strong role in the entire electric ecosystem’.
“Formula E represents the cutting edge of EV technology and plays a strategic role in realising Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility through our ‘Race to Road’ strategy.” Explained Goenka. “Our commitment to the Formula E Gen3 era attunes to our focus to play a strong role in the entire electric ecosystem, while we also aim to be among the most prominent manufacturers of EVs in India. We are confident that Mahindra Racing’s work on and off track with the Gen3 car will resonate and provide thrilling experiences to fans and consumers alike.”
Being the greenest team in motorsport, it was important to Dilbagh Gill, CEO and Team Principal, that Mahindra continued on their journey with the new generation ahead.
Gill said: “By committing early to Gen3, Mahindra Racing is continuing its journey, which it started by becoming the first OEM to sign up to the championship back in 2013. As the greenest team in motorsport, Formula E is the perfect home for us; a place where we can demonstrate our performance and sustainability credentials both on and off the track. Our future focus is on race winning performances that we can all be proud of and some exciting new projects in the engineering services space. In short, we’re here for the long run; we are not building something for today, we’re building something for tomorrow.”