Formula E Gen2 car breaks cover

March 6, 2018

Formula E Gen2 car breaks cover

March 6, 2018

The second generation ABB FIA Formula E Championship car has formally broken cover today at the Geneva Motor Show.

A digital reveal took place last month, before the physical model was revealed today. Some of the new car’s key technical attributes include:

  • Almost double the energy storage capacity in the battery, to eliminate mid-race car swaps
  • Maximum power output increased to 250kW, an increase of 50kW to create potential top speed 280 km/h (174 mph)
  • New Halo head protection device, along with an innovative strip of LED lighting
  • New MICHELIN Pilot Sport all-weather tire, which is specifically designed for the unique demands of electric street racing. Not only is the tire lighter than its predecessors, but it also boasts significantly lower rolling resistance and a new graphic design.

The car is set to run for the next three seasons, starting with season five of 2018-’19.

“This is the first time I’ve seen the complete car in the flesh and it’s even more sleek and spectacular up close,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E. “If you were to draw a racing car from scratch and base it purely on its looks, you’d come up with just this design.

“Not only is it striking on the eye, the performance and range show clear progress in terms of technological development in only four years.

“I’d like to express my personal thanks to the FIA and its President Jean Todt, for their hard work and support in putting together and designing our Gen2 car. This model visually differentiates Formula E from any other single-seater in motorsport today. When people see this car they will say it’s Formula E, it’s the future.”

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