Formula E, the FIA unveils the Gen3 model that will debut in 2022
The FIA presented the racing car Gen3, which will be the fastest and most efficient model in Formula E to date. The car is built for street racing and will debut in the 2022-2023 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The design of the vehicle is inspired in no uncertain terms, and as unveiled by the FIA, by the aero-efficient delta wing of a fighter jet. The manufacturers that will participate in the ninth edition of the Formula E championship are still under development and for this reason are carrying out tests on and off the track, but on Monday a preview was unveiled in Valencia, Spain, to give an idea of what the new electric racing car will look like. At the moment the FIA has only made public teasers, but it is already clear what the silhouette of the next Formula E car will be like.
Jean Todt, president of the FIA, said: “The new Gen3 Formula E single-seater is a car created at the crossroads of high performance, efficiency and sustainability. The work carried out by the FIA teams together with Formula E, since the launch of the discipline eight seasons ago, tirelessly seek to drive innovation and foster the development of sustainable mobility. I have no doubt that this new single-seater will take Formula E to the next level ”.
Gen3 racing car for Formula E, here are the first technical details
The FIA has released some technical features of the new Gen3 racing car, before seeing it debut in the Formula E championship which will take place in two years
- At least 40% of the energy used within a race will be produced by regenerative braking during the race.
- It is the first Formula E car with both front and rear engines: a new front powertrain adds 250 kW to the 350 kW rear, more than doubling the regenerative capacity of the current Gen2 to a total of 600 kW
- The Gen3 is the first Formula E racing car that will not have rear hydraulic brakes due to the addition of the front powertrain and its regenerative capability
- It has an electric motor that delivers up to 350 kW of power (470 hp), capable of reaching a maximum speed of 320 km / h with a power-to-weight ratio twice as efficient as a 470 hp equivalent internal combustion engine (ICE).
- Lighter and smaller than the Gen2 to allow for faster and more agile wheel-to-wheel travel.
From what is listed above, in addition to the various improvements that can be compared with the Gen2 single-seater used to date, the maximum speed increased by 40 km / h compared to the 280 km / h of the Gen2 immediately catches the eye.
Jamie Reigle, CEO of Formula E, saidOr: “In designing the Gen3 car, we set out to demonstrate that high performance, efficiency and sustainability can coexist without compromise. Together with the FIA, we have built the most efficient and sustainable car in the world. high performance racing machine “.