With the Gen2 Formula E car hitting the streets at the end of this year, today the FIA – motorsport’s governing body – confirmed the full list of manufacturers that will homologate powertrains from season six.
It’s common knowledge that both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are set to join the list of automotive brands and renowned names in the world of motorsport, showing their commitment to not just the electric street racing series but also electric technology for the road.
See below for the full listing of manufacturers in season six.
– Audi Sport
– BMW AG
– DS Automobiles
– Jaguar Land Rover
– Mahindra Racing
– NextEV NIO
– Penske Autosport
– Porsche AG
– Venturi Automobiles
The two additions for season six will have a two-year homologation period, until the next cycle begins for the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
With the competition closer than ever and a number of new venues in Rome and Zurich coming up, the combination of fully-electric racing and city centre street circuits has proven to be highly attractive to both competitors and fans.
Season five sees the introduction of the next generation Formula E car, which marks a crucial step for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – eliminating the need for a mid-race car swap.
“The future landscape of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is growing more and more, and today as we confirm two additional manufacturers for the sixth season we have more evidence of the success of this concept,” said Jean Tod, FIA President. “Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are both brands with long and decorated histories in motorsport, and the level of all of the 11 manufacturers that will take to the track from 2019/20 is very high. Formula E is going from strength to strength, and the commitment of manufacturers to sustainable racing technology is very encouraging.”
Founding the series alongside the FIA was Alejandro Agag, the current CEO of Formula E. “I’m delighted to see both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche alongside some of the existing names on the official list of homologated manufacturers for season six,” said Agag. “We continue to exceed all of the initial expectations set out when we started this journey just four years ago. If you had said to me then that we would be in double figures in terms of recognisable names in the world of motorsport, biggest road car manufacturers and automotive brands – I would have said you were crazy. But this is the reality now. Combine this with the ever-growing list of partners joining the electric racing revolution and it’s clear that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is a very exciting place to be in motorsport.”