As the third-generation Formula E cars are set to be introduced next season, seven manufacturers have confirmed their participation in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Six of the current Formula E manufacturers will continue in Generation 3, while Maserati, an Italian manufacturer, will make its Formula E debut. DS Automobiles, Jaguar, Mahindra Racing, NIO 333, Nissan, and Porsche AG are the only ones still in the running.
Although rumors of conversations between Mercedes-EQ and McLaren regarding a prospective takeover continue to rumble, the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team’s imminent exit has been confirmed.
The official team list will be announced later this year, and the Gen 3 car will be shown to the public on April 28 at the Yacht Club de Monaco, just two days before the Monaco E-Prix.
“We are delighted to confirm the commitment of seven of the world’s leading car manufacturers to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and we look forward to seeing them battle against each other,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
“As a proving ground for future mobility, Formula E has always been at the cutting-edge of technology as exemplified by the Gen3 single-seater.”
“And we are confident that the forthcoming era will mark an exciting chapter in the series’ electrifying story.”
The commitment of the seven teams to the future of Formula E has been welcomed by Jamie Reigle, the CEO of Formula E, who believes the next generation will take street racing to a whole new level.
“We are excited to welcome many of the world’s most innovative and competitive automotive manufacturers into the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” said Reigle.
“The Gen3 race car will take Formula E’s iconic city centre racing to a new level, creating more intense action and drama on the track while delivering a leap forward in electric mobility off it.”
“It will set the standard for performance and efficiency and serve as further tangible evidence of the innovative developments in electric vehicles achieved by manufacturers in the championship.”