A new generation of Formula-E electric cars will be lighter and more powerfulDecember 20, 2019
The Formula E Car Racing Association is gearing up for a massive upgrade for the 2022/2023 season. As part of the update, the third generation of cars will be presented, which will become even more powerful and faster.
According to information recently published by the FIA technical tenders, new cars will receive an electric motor on the rear axle (like the current version), and will also be equipped with an additional front electric motor. According to preliminary information, the front engine will be used only in the braking energy recovery system. Therefore, the cars will remain exclusively rear-wheel drive.
Formula-E 3Gen cars will become a little shorter: length – 5,000 mm, width – 1,700 mm. The mass of the sports car, together with the driver will be 780 km (the predecessor weighs 900 kg). Almost 100 kg of relief can be obtained due to a lighter battery.
Also new for the Formula E 2022/2023 season is the introduction of high-speed charging during racing. During the first few seasons, riders had to change cars during the competition. Since 2018, the batteries have increased in size and can now work the entire race. In season 9 of the championship, pit stops will return with ultra-fast charging.
In addition, the FIA is considering new requirements for cars and teams. So, the power of the cars can be limited to 300 kW (402 hp) during the race and 350 kW (470 hp) during the qualification or when the attack and boost modes are on. In the second scenario, racing power is limited to 250 kW (335 hp), and qualifying power is limited to 300 kW (402 hp).
It is also possible to limit the cost of cars in the amount of 380,000 US dollars excluding batteries and manufacturer parts.
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