From a design that was almost mocked by many as a toy car, Formula E has come a long way now since its inception and it has taken 36 races, 20 drivers, 13 cities, ten teams, 5 continents, to get to this point of a changing experience that will impact the future of electric racing forever. Yes! The second generation Formula E race car has finally arrived and it is already tipped to harbinger the future of racing machines.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s next-generation car will be officially revealed at the Geneva motor show on March 6 2018. It is designed to be used for the next three seasons and it will make its competitive debut in the 2018/19 season. It comprises of almost double the energy storage capacity and double the range of the existing car and will enable teams and drivers to complete a full race at even higher speeds without making a mid-race swap.
It seems advancements in battery and electric motor technology and is represented as a revolution. FIA has drafted in leading designers from around the world to create a brand new car with overhead protection and plenty of sharp aero elements for increased downforce. It is considered as a seismic shift for the series with the design setting it apart from any other motorsport series.