Formula E charges up Gen2 racer!


ABB Formula E has revealed its new electric racer which the series will use in its 2018-19 season, the fifth in the burgeoning all-electric championship's existence.

The new car - called the Gen2 - sports a dramatic contemporary look in the digital images released by Formula E, with a wider nose, a single-plane front wing and a mandatory Halo cockpit safety device.

While Spark Racing Technologies has been retained as the car's manufacturer, McLaren Applied Technologies won the tender to supply the car's new battery system which sees its capacity increase from 28kWh to 54kWh.

The key change will enable drivers to complete a full race distance in the next season and do away with the mandatory mid-race car swap.

"This car represents the future of racing," said Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.

"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."

With the covers coming off the physical car at its global debut on March 6 2018 at the Geneva motor show, the Gen2 Formula E car is the first vehicle to have been designed by the FIA - the governing body of motorsport.

"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," said the organisation's President Jean Todt.

The electric series' fourth round will take place this weekend in Santiago, Chile. This year's championship includes 12 rounds with the series concluding its campaign in New York mid-July.

Check out the video presentation of Formula E's Gen2 racer.

Gallery: The beautiful wives and girlfriends of F1 drivers

Keep up to date with all the F1 news via Facebook and Twitter