Porsche has confirmed today its commitment to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The Stuttgart sports car manufacturer will be there when the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship kicks off the 2022/2023 season, showcasing a new era with the further evolved racing cars of Gen3.
Porsche’s Gen3 commitment underlines its confidence in Formula E and the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s role as its partner in shaping future mobility solutions through the development of electric-powered racing vehicles.
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team made itself one-to-watch when it secured a podium in its first ever E-Prix and is represented on the Season 7 grid by all-German line-up of three-times Le Mans winner André Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein.
The Gen3 racing cars are a technical milestone in the evolution of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Gen3 will bring performance and efficiency benefits including more powerful, lighter cars, faster charging and cost controls, all increasing the highly competitive, unpredictable racing that fans associate with Formula E. The performance has also significantly increased compared to this season’s Gen2 cars. In qualifying mode, 350 kW are available instead of the previous 250 kW. In normal racing mode, it is 300 kW (previously 200 kW). The cars feature an electric all-wheel-drive braking system, with which energy can be recuperated even more efficiently – up to 600 kW on all wheels.
Formula E also sets new standards in motor racing with ultra-fast-charging pit stops, where the Gen3 vehicles are recharged with up to 600 kW. This innovation not only makes races even more gripping. Beyond sport, the reduction of charging times is an important argument for the acceptance of electric cars for everyday use and thus contributes significantly to advances in electric mobility.
Jean Todt, President of the FIA
“Ahead of another important technical milestone for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, I’m glad that Porsche has committed to the next era”, says Jean Todt, President of the FIA. “Being lighter, more powerful, with faster charging, the Gen3 race car will further establish the discipline as the pinnacle of electric racing. It’s also the confirmation that Formula E is the right platform to promote manufacturers expertise in electrification and demonstrate our shared commitment to more sustainable mobility solutions.”
Jamie Reigle, CEO of Formula E
“We are delighted that Porsche is committed to a long-term partnership with Formula E,” says Jamie Reigle, CEO of Formula E. “Porsche’s presence within Formula E is immense and they’ve demonstrated they will be a driving force in our development. We’re looking forward to collaborating on Gen3, with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship remaining a proving ground for their next generation of race-to-road electric vehicle technology.”