The third generation of Formula E cars has been revealed, which will be used starting in the 2023 season.
The next generation of Formula E cars, which will debut in the championship for the 2023 season, were unveiled in Monaco this weekend ahead of the Monaco EPrix.
With a maximum power output of 350kW and a top speed of nearly 320kph, the Gen3 car will be lighter than the current Formula E car (200mph). It will have two powertrains, one in the front and one in the back, which will more than increase the car’s regenerative potential over the present model.
Due to an increased front powerplant with more energy created under braking in races, the new car will not have rear hydraulic brakes.
The new car is also focused on sustainability, with the sport claiming that the race batteries will be reused and repurposed at the end of their lives. The tyres will be made up of 26% natural rubber and recycled fibres, with Formula E claiming that recovered carbon fibre from current-generation cars will be utilised to assist manufacture parts for the new cars.
The third-generation car, according to Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle, “represents a leap forward for motorsport and electric mobility.”
“The Gen3 disrupts and challenges the conventions of motorsport, setting the benchmark for performance, efficiency and sustainability without compromise,” Reigle said.
“Together with the FIA, we are proud to reveal the Gen3 to Formula E fans and demonstrate to the wider sports industry how elite sport, high performance and sustainability can successfully co-exist in the Formula E World Championship.”
“We cannot wait to see how our teams and drivers push the car to its limit in 2023.”
The design, according to FIA president Mohamed Ben Sulayem, sets new norms “both technologically and environmentally.”
“I am delighted to see so many leading manufacturers already signed up to the championship’s next era and await Gen3’s competitive debut in season nine with great anticipation,” he added.