It was less than five years ago that the founder and CEO of Formula E, Alejandro Agag, and FIA President Jean Todt, unveiled the first fully-electric, FIA-approved Formula vehicle. The Spark Renault SRT-01E was first shown to the public at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 2013.
On 6th March 2018 a new chapter will be started. On this day, the next generation vehicle will be able to be seen by visitors from around the world at the Geneva Motor Show for the very first time.
Even today, Formula E makes first pictures of the Gen2 car public and welcomes a new era of electric racing. Making its competitive debut for the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the fully-electric Gen2 car will be used for the next three seasons. The car visibly represents a new era for Formula E and further distinguishes the series from other categories in motorsport.
This is the first car ever to be created by the governing body for motorsport, with the FIA bringing together the world’s leading designers and engineers to work on the concept. The common package of specification parts will be homologated and built by the competing manufacturers to house their own bespoke powertrain.
The new car demonstrates a step-up in performance from the current iteration with almost double the energy storage capacity and double the range, meaning the teams and drivers will complete a full race distance at higher speeds without making a mid-race car swap. The Gen2 car is clear proof of the advancements in battery and electric motor technology achieved in the space of only four years.