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Formula E

Motorsport giant commits to Formula E until 2030

Porsche has become the latest manufacturer to commit to the Gen4 era of Formula E.

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Porsche has confirmed that they will be entering the Gen4 era of Formula E as a powertrain supplier, continuing its stint in the championship until at least the end of 2030. 

The Gen4 era of Formula E will be introduced in 2026/27 and conclude in 2029/2030, with Porsche being the third manufacturer to confirm its entry into the next era of the series.

Nissan was the first to announce its Gen4 commitment ahead of the Tokyo E-Prix, whilst Jaguar confirmed its entry during the Monaco E-Prix. 

Porsche's confirmation comes ahead of this weekend's Shanghai E-Prix, with China being a huge market for the German manufacturer. 

“Like Formula E, we want to add innovative technologies and increased sustainability to motorsport – and be at the cutting edge of new developments,” said Porsche Motorsport's vice president Thomas Laudenbach. 

“The world championship offers a first-class stage for this: racing at the highest level, public interest worldwide and high technological relevance. 

"The knowledge from racing flows directly into our sports cars: motorsport engineers sit shoulder to shoulder with colleagues from road projects. After all, we don’t develop technology for the sake of technology – it must benefit our customers.”

'Really simple partner'

Porsche has competed in Formula E since the second season of the Gen2 era (2019/20), but was more of a sleeping giant in its first seasons in championship. 

The Gen3 era has been a completely different story, with the Stuttgart-based side being seen as having the most competitive package on the grid. 

Porsche and its customer team Andretti has claimed six wins since the start of 2023 and currently leads the manufacturers' trophy. 

Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds told select media including RacingNews365 that the motorsport giant is very easy to work with, making them a perfect partner for the future. 

"I joined right at the time where Porsche had announced they were going to continue to the end of Gen3, what they didn't announce was the conversations we'd had were with an intention to continue through Gen4 and beyond," said Dodds. 

"They are a really simple partner to work with, because Porsche say motorsport is important to us. This is what we will bring to motorsport. This is what we need from you. 

"And what they need from us, is a commitment to develop next generation technology that allows them to absolutely learn."

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