The NextEV Formula E Team has completed 11 days of private testing ahead of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship.
The closed test, which took place at Calafat Circuit in Spain, focused on the development of the latest all-new NextEV 700R powertrain, with driving duties split between the 2014/15 Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr, Oliver Turvey and Ben Hanley.
The Formula E teams are permitted to carry out up to 15 days of private testing, which must conclude before the end of July. On top of this, the teams are given six days of communal testing which will be held at Donington Park.
The private pre-season testing program has now concluded and the NextEV Formula E team will next be seen on track at the official series tests at Donington Park in the UK from 23-25 August and 5-7 September, with the final two days open to the public.
Martin Leach, NextEV President and Formula E Team Principal, said: “We have been working incredibly hard for some time now on our new car for the 2016/17 season and have our sights firmly set on arriving in Hong Kong very well prepared and with a well-tested car. There are some interesting developments for next season, one of which is the increased regeneration levels, and so these technical upgrades have been a part of the work. We have been encouraged by our reliability and our programme progress is exactly in line with our planning. We look forward to getting on track at Donington for some comparison work against the other teams and to further cementing our strong pre-season testing work and performance.”