THE first images of Formula E’s second generation car dubbed ‘the future of racing’ have been released, ahead of its debut in the 2018/19 championship.
Designed to be used for the next three seasons, the Gen2 marks the “start of a new era for electric racing”.
With almost double the energy storage capacity and double the range of the current car, the Gen2 will enable the teams and drivers to complete a full race at higher speeds, without making a mid-race car swap.
The FIA says the Gen2 car is clear proof of the advancements in battery and electric motor technology achieved in the space of only four years, which will eventually make its way into electric road cars.
Each team will use the car as the base design and will be allowed to develop certain parts of the technologies in an attempt to gain advantages over their opponents.
Formula E founder and chief executive Alejandro Agag said: “This car represents the future of racing.
"When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mould and challenge the status quo - bringing a revolution to motorsport.
“This next generation car represents that revolution."
The Gen2 will make its competitive debut later this year when the championship starts its fifth season in December.
FIA president Jean Todt said: "I’m very proud that the FIA has been at the forefront of this car’s development, it’s something new for the Federation, and the project has been a huge success.”