After several months of waiting, the long-awaited Formula E Gen 3 was presented. With Monaco as a backdrop, those responsible for the 100% electric FIA championship showed the future. The new Gen 3s, which will take to the track in 2023, aim to be a step forward in terms of performance, keeping the scrolls of boldness and futuristic vision of Formula E.
The Gen3 is the world’s first race car designed and optimized specifically for racing on city tracks. Developed by engineers and sustainability experts from the FIA and Formula E, the Gen3 is the pinnacle of high performance, efficiency and sustainability. Designed to show the world that high performance and sustainability can coexist without compromise, the Gen3 is the pioneer of cutting-edge technologies that will make the transfer from racing to the road.
While aerodynamic development programs have been pivotal to incrementally improving driving in motorsports for decades, the launch of Gen3 propels software engineering forward as a new battleground for innovation and competition in motorsports. Gen3 performance updates will be delivered as software updates directly to the advanced operating system built into the car.
Seven of the world’s leading car manufacturers have signed up with the FIA to race the new Gen3 in season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with pre-season testing this winter. And they are: DS Automobiles (France); Jaguar (UK); Mahindra Racing (India); Maserati (Italy); NIO 333 (UK/China); Nissan (Japan); Porsche (Germany).
Design, engineering and production innovations for the Gen3 race car include:
The fastest Formula E car ever with a speed of over 322 km/hThe most efficient formula racing car ever with more than 40% of the energy used within a race produced by regenerative braking.About 95% efficiency energy from an electric motor delivering up to 350 kW of power (470 hp), compared to approximately 40% for an internal combustion engine. First ever formula car, with engines front and rear. A new front powertrain adds 250kW to the 350kW in the rear, more than double the regenerative capacity of the current Gen2 for a total of 600 kW. power from the world’s most advanced commercial loaders. The first formula car that will not have rear hydraulic brakes with the addition of the front powertrain and its regenerative capability.
Gen3 batteries are among the most advanced and sustainable batteries ever made, consisting of sustainably sourced minerals, while battery cells will be reused and recycled at the end of their life. Linen and recycled carbon fiber will be used for the first time. bodybuilding, in a formula car with carbon fiber recycled from refurbished Gen2 cars and reducing the total amount of virgin carbon fiber used. This will reduce the carbon footprint of Gen3 bodywork production by more than 10%. All waste carbon fiber will be reused for new applications through the adoption of an innovative process by the aeronautical industry. Natural rubber and recycled fibers will constitute 26% of the new Gen3 tires and all tires will be fully recycled after races. Gen3’s carbon footprint has been measured from the design stage to inform all mitigation measures taken to reduce environmental impact, while all unavoidable emissions will be offset as part of Formula E’s net zero carbon commitment. Gen3 will operate in compliance with top international standards to reduce the environmental impacts of manufacturing (ISO 14001) and be rated by the FIA Environmental Accreditation 3-Star.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the FIA: “In both technological and environmental terms, the Gen3 sets new standards in the sport. The FIA and Formula E development teams have done a superb job, and I thank them for their hard work on this project. I am delighted to see so many leading manufacturers already signed up for the next era of the championship and I look forward to Gen3’s competitive debut in Season 9.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder and President of Formula E: “The Gen3 represents the ambitious third round of Formula E and the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. With each generation of racing cars, we push the limits of the possibilities of electric vehicle technology even further, and Gen3 is our most ambitious project to date. The eyes of the world are on the Principality for the Monaco E-Prix and we are proud to reveal a car that has been under construction for two years at the historic home of motorsport. My thanks go out to the great team behind him in Formula E and the FIA – the future of all electric racing is bright.”
— Craig Scarborough (@ScarbsTech) April 28, 2022
⚡️ THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED ⚡️
Gen3 cars will be the fastest, lightest, most powerful, and most efficient electric racing machines ever built.
— Envision Racing (@Envision_Racing) April 28, 2022