Formula E Gen2 racing vehicle debuts

Formula E Gen2 racing vehicle debuts

Formula E Gen2 racing vehicle debuts

The new auto is clear proof of the advancements electric vehicle technology has achieved since the Formula E series began four years ago.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag described the new electric race auto as the "future of racing". The rear spoiler is split into two parts and connects to the central rib of the vehicle. We love the aggressive front and rear wings, too. Fans really enjoy seeing drivers pass, something that happens a lot in Formula E but only rarely in the senior series.

The auto - the first created by a governing body - features what is believed to be almost 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 vehicle swap. The new chassis, built by Spark, will be unveiled March 6 at the Geneva motor show.

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When Formula E enters its fifth season, the redesigned cars will look like a sci-fi take on a Le Mans prototype auto that's been fired back in time. While that adds a bit of drama, the auto changes are also a bit of an embarrassment for a race series predicated on the promise of electric-vehicle technology. McLaren Applied Technologies supplies the standard-fit FIA-spec electronic control units to all of the F1 teams and Williams Advanced Engineering has been developing an innovative new platform for electric cars.

"When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mould and challenge the status quo - bringing a revolution to motorsport", he added. What's more, this season will also see the removal of mid-race auto swaps, as range should now be long enough to complete an entire race.

And as you can see, it looks suitably futuristic - as would befit the fully electric racer of tomorrow.

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