RIYADH: The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s third-generation all-electric racing car will be unveiled at the Yacht Club de Monaco on April 28 ahead of the 2022 Monaco E-Prix.
The Gen3 car, set to race from Season 9, will be presented to manufacturers, teams, drivers, partners and other VIP guests at the evening event.
“Formula E’s Gen3 race car represents a leap forward for motorsport and electric mobility,” Jamie Reigle, Formula E CEO, said. “Designed to demonstrate that high performance, efficiency and sustainability can be packaged together without compromise, the Gen3 car is our most powerful, lightest, and fastest racing car to date. We look forward to finally taking the covers off the Gen3 in Monaco, a location steeped in motor racing history, and seeing the car light up city streets around the world next season.”
While the world will be captured with excitement after seeing the Gen3 race car for the first time, Formula E has set its sights further into the future of all-electric motorsport. In Monaco, Formula E and the FIA will host a roundtable event gathering leaders from manufacturers across the automotive sector. This summit will focus on the potential innovations and technology roadmaps for the Gen4 era as Formula E affirms its position as the pinnacle of electric mobility development and racing.
Alejandro Agag, Formula E founder and chairman, said: “The arrival of the Gen3 is the latest momentous step of an incredible journey for the Championship. We have come a long way — as electric vehicles have — less than a decade. And we are not stopping yet as we will bring together leaders to imagine the possibilities of the future of all-electric single seater motorsport.”
The Gen3 car is evidence of the technological development being achieved in the championship. Formula E has worked closely with the FIA and industry-leading engineers and experts in sustainability to ensure the Gen3 will also set the benchmark for sustainability in high-performance race cars.
The car is the first Formula E car aligned to Life Cycle Thinking, with a designed second life for tyres, broken parts and battery cells. Additionally, the Gen3 will be net-zero carbon, reinforcing Formula E’s status as the first sports series to be net-zero carbon from inception.
Gen3: The facts
An electric motor delivering up to 350kW of power (470BHP), capable of a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h), with a power-to-weight ratio that is twice as efficient as an equivalent 470BHP internal combustion engine.
At least 40 percent of the energy used within a race will be produced by regenerative braking during the race.
The first Formula car with both front and rear powertrains: a new front powertrain adds 250kW to the 350kW at the rear, more than doubling the regenerative capability of the current Gen2 to a total of 600kW.
The first Formula car that will not feature rear hydraulic brakes due to the addition of the front powertrain and its regenerative capability.
Lighter and smaller than the Gen2 to enable faster, more agile wheel-to-wheel racing.
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