The ABB FIA Formula E Championship on Tuesday unveiled images of its fully electric Gen2 car that will be used for the next three seasons in the series, beginning with this fall’s start to the 2018-19 season.he car — the first created by a governing body — features what is believed to be nearly double the energy storage capacity and double the range of the current cars used in the series, meaning the teams and drivers will complete a full race distance at without making a midrace car swap.
The common package of specification parts will be homologated and built by the competing manufacturers to house their own powertrain.
The 2018-19 season will be the fifth for the Formula E series.
FIA President Jean Todt said, “These are very exciting times for Formula E. Today we show for the first time the design of the next-generation car, and I’m sure that everyone will be very excited by how futuristic and advanced it is. 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.”
The physical model of the Gen2 car together with full technical specifications will be revealed on the FIA stand at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
“This car represents the future of racing,” said Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E. “When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mold and challenge the status quo, bringing a revolution to motorsport. This next-generation car represents that revolution. The cars will be faster and will have almost double the amount of energy storage capacity and double the range, demonstrating the continuous evolution of battery technology.”