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Formula E enters 'fastest, lightest, most powerful' era with all-new car

Formula E have revealed their Gen3 machine, billed as the series' fastest, lightest, most powerful and most efficient race car yet.

Formula E have unveiled the new Gen3 car that will race in the 2022-23 season. It is billed as the fastest, lightest and most powerful Formula E machine yet, and the most efficient and first net-zero carbon racing car ever. The new Gen3 car has been unveiled ahead of the 2022 Monaco e-Prix (30 April), but will not be raced until next season, the ninth campaign of FIA Formula E. Seven manufacturers have already signed up to race the new Gen3 cars: DS Automobiles, Jaguar, Mahindra Racing, Maserati, NIO 333, Nissan and Porsche AG.

What are the key features of Formula E's Gen 3 car?

As revealed back in November 2021, the third generation of Formula E car will boast the following characteristics: Fastest Formula E car yet with a top speed over 322kph / 200mph. Most efficient formula racing car ever with more than 40% of the energy used within a race produced by regenerative braking. Around 95% power efficiency from an electric motor delivering up to 350kW of power (470BHP), compared to approximately 40% for an internal combustion engine. First-ever 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. Ultra-high speed charging capability of 600kW for additional energy during a race, almost double the power of the most advanced commercial chargers in the world. The first formula car that will not feature rear hydraulic brakes, with the addition of the front powertrain and its regenerative capability.


Welcome to Gen3. The fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built. #ChangeAccelerated — ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) April 28, 2022

Ben Sulayem: Gen3 sets new standards

"Both technologically and environmentally, Gen3 sets new standards in the sport," said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem. "The FIA and Formula E development teams have done a superb job, and I thank them for their hard work on this project. "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 9 with great anticipation."

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