Formula E unveils cutting edge all-new Gen3 racer!


Ahead of Formula E's round of racing this weekend in Monaco, the all-electric series unveiled its Gen3 design, its fastest and most powerful car yet.

The all-new Gen3 concept, which will debut in Season 9, is billed as "the world’s first race car designed and optimised specifically for street racing".

The Gen3's design features striking fighter-jet inspired aerodynamics and a shorter wheelbase better adapted to the series' often tight urban layouts, while its overall weight has been reduced by 60kg compared to FE's current car.

But the innovative new machine is also the first-ever formula car with both front and rear powertrains: a new front powertrain adds 250kW to the 350kW at the rear, more than doubling the regenerative capability of the current Gen2 to a total of 600kW!

In terms of efficiency, the new Gen3 car will rely on 40% of its energy produced on the track by regenerative braking.

In short, Formula E's Gen3 cars will be the fastest, lightest, most powerful, and most efficient electric racing machines ever built.

“Monaco is the spiritual home of motorsport and there is nowhere more fitting to unveil our Gen3 race car,” said Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle.

“The Gen3 disrupts and challenges the conventions of motorsport, setting the benchmark for performance, efficiency and sustainability without compromise.

“Together with the FIA, we are proud to reveal the Gen3 to Formula E fans and demonstrate to the wider sports industry how elite sport, high performance and sustainability can successfully co-exist in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

“We cannot wait to see how our teams and drivers push the car to its limit in 2023.”


Formula E has significantly increased the use of sustainable materials in the design and production of its Gen3 car.

Its Williams Advanced Engineering batteries, among the most advanced and sustainable ever made, consist of cells that will be reused and recycled at end of life.

A blend of linen and recycled carbon fibre has been used to produce the bodywork, while natural rubber and recycled fibres will make up 26% of new Gen3 tyres, which will be supplied in the future by Hankook.

“The Gen3 represents the ambitious third age of Formula E and the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” added Formula E founder and chairman Alejandro Agag.

“With every generation of race car we push the boundaries of possibility in EV technology further and the Gen3 is our most ambitious project to date.

“The eyes of the world are on the Principality for the Monaco E-Prix and we are proud to reveal a car that been two years in the making in the historic home of motorsport.”

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