Gen3 race car to be unveiled next month

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s Gen3 race car will be unveiled at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the 28th April, ahead of the 2022 Monaco E-Prix.

The Gen3 car is set to race from Season 9, is going to be presented to manufactures, teams, drivers, partners and other VIP guests at the event. Fans will be able to also experience the show via the championships digital channels and get an in-depth look into it.

The Gen3 car is evidence of the progress in EV development achieved in the championship. Formula E has worked closely with the FIA and industry-leading engineers and experts in sustainability to ensure the car will also set the benchmark for sustainability in his performance race cars.

The car is the first ever Formula 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 statuses at the first sport series to be net-zero carbon from inception.

Need to know about the Gen3:

  • A electric motor delivering up to 350kw of power, capable of a top speed of 200mph, with a power-to-weight ratio that is twice as efficent as an equivalent 470BHP internal combustion engine (ICE).
  • At least 40% of 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.
  • 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 and more agile wheel-to-wheel racing.

Formula E’s Gen3 race car represents a leap forward for motorsport and electric mobility. 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 race 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.

Jamie Reigle, Formula E CEO.

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 – in less than a decade. And we are not stopping as we bring together industry leaders to imagine the possibilities of the future of all-electric single-seater motorsport.

Alejandro Agag, Formula E Founder and Chairman

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