FIA Formula E Gen2 car was unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motorshow in Geneva, Switzerland this week. The new car is for the 2018/19 Formula E season and has a striking new look. The car has progressed in both performance and efficiency since the first E-Prix four years ago. With almost twice the energy storage capacity available to the teams and drivers, there will no longer be needing a mid-race car change.
FIA Formula E Gen2 Car Unveiled in Geneva
Maximum power output for the Formula E Gen2 car has increased to 250kw. That is a 50kw increase from this year and will have the potential top speed of 280km/h(174mph). Race modes for any E-Prix will be 200kw.
Featuring eighteen-inch bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Tires, the new car can go 0-100km/h (62mph) in 2.8 seconds. Integrated as part of the chassis is the new Halo head protection device, along with an innovative strip of LED lighting.
The lighting system concept will enable fans to better follow the strategy of their favorite team or driver. The lights would indicate things such as different power modes and other race-related information, with more details to be revealed ahead of the start of Season five. (Formula E Press Release)
Unveiled this morning at the #GenevaMotorshow2018 the next-generation @FIAFormulaE cars to compete in Season 5 (2018/2019) AND the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires: lighter, more similar to road tires and more energy-efficient! #performance #safety #autonomy @GimsSwiss pic.twitter.com/JSo5HF5vEO
— Michelin (@Michelin) March 6, 2018
FIA Technical Director, Gilles Simon, said:“It’s fantastic to finally show people the FIA Formula E Gen2. It has been a hugely collaborative project, and I would like to thank everyone at the FIA, and all of our technical partners and official suppliers for their tireless work to make this car a reality.” (Formula E Press Release)
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said:“This is the first time I’ve seen the complete car in the flesh and it’s even more sleek and spectacular up close. 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.” (Formula E Press Release)
FIA President, Jean Todt, said:“The FIA Formula E Gen2 really looks like a car of the future, and it’s a car for the future. It’s incredible to see the progress made in just four years – to double the range of the car and increase the power output is a fantastic achievement. With the support of so many manufacturers, Formula E will continue to push the development of electric vehicle technology, and this car is an important milestone in this journey.” (Formula E Press Release)
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@fia and @FIAFormulaE revealed the 250kw, 280kmh #FormulaE car in #Geneva at the #GIMS. To celebrate this historic launch, we rendered our Season 4 livery on next season’s chassis. Let us know which Dragon is your favorite!#fia #FormulaE #Gen2 #GIMS2018 #EV #future #motorsport pic.twitter.com/gHGxkAE3mr
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