FORMULA E GEN.2 REVEALED IN GENEVA - FORMULA 1

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FORMULA E GEN.2 REVEALED IN GENEVA

The all-new, all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship car was officially revealed today, 6 March, on the FIA stand at the Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed the ‘FIA Formula E Gen2’, the striking new car will compete over the coming three seasons of Formula E, starting with season five in late 2018.

The covers were taken off by FIA President Jean Todt and Founder and CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag, using a robot arm supplied by title partner ABB. The unveiling took place in front of a selection of media, special guests as well as manufacturers and teams competing in the electric street racing series.

Other than the striking new-look for Formula E, the most notable change comes underneath the bodywork with the battery - doubling the range of the car. With almost twice the energy storage capacity available to the teams and drivers, there will no longer be the need for a mid-race car change.
Alongside the improved longevity, the maximum power output of the car has increased to 250kW - an increase of 50kW that will see the potential top speed of Formula E reach 280 km/h (174 mph).

Integrated as part of the chassis is the new Halo head protection device, along with an innovative strip of LED lighting. The lighting system concept will enable fans to better follow the strategy of their favourite team or driver - indicating things such as different power modes and other race-related information, with more details to be revealed ahead of the start of season five.

The Gen2 car also features the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport all-weather tyre, which is specifically designed for the unique demands of electric street racing. Not only is the tyre lighter than its predecessors, but it also boasts significantly lower rolling resistance and a new graphic design.