Formula E Introduces Its Incredible Third-Gen Electric Race Car

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Posted on EVANNEX on May 10, 2022, by Charles Morris

The recent Formula E race in Monaco was the latest in a long series of auto races to take place in the Mediterranean city-state. Stoffel Vandoorne, driving for Mercedes-EQ, won that race, but it was a historic day for another reason. Formula E chose the Monaco E-Prix as the occasion to unveil its third-generation Formula E race car: the Gen3, which will make its racing debut in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Pre-season testing will take place this winter, and seven of the Formula E racing teams—DS, Jaguar, Mahindra, Maserati, NIO, Nissan and Porsche—will race the new Gen3 in Season 9.

For decades, incremental improvements in motorsport have mostly been about aerodynamics. Now software engineering is the new battleground for innovation and competition. Performance upgrades to the Gen3 will be delivered as software updates directly to the car’s operating system.

The Gen3 car features a number of design, engineering and production innovations.

It’s the fastest Formula E car yet, with a top speed of over 322 kph (200 mph), and the most efficient formula racing car ever built. Formula E says more than 40% of the energy used in a race will be produced by regenerative braking.

The Gen3 sports two powertrains—250 kW in the front, and 350 kW at the rear. Its electric motors deliver power efficiency of 95%, compared to approximately 40% for an internal combustion engine.

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This article originally appeared in Charged. Author: Charles Morris. Source: Formula E

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