Regardless of how you feel about Formula E, you can’t deny that the series has one of the best-looking or dramatic racecars of the current era. Earlier today the series organisers unveiled the Gen2 Evo Formula E Car.
New look for season seven
Many die-hard race fans were doubtful of the series’ longevity, but the sixth season is currently underway. Unlike other championships, which take a break during the European winter, Formula E’s calendar runs from November to July. The Gen2 Evo Formula E Car will debut in the 2020/21 season that will kick-off later this year. A round of the next Formula E season could take place in South Africa as we reported.
Big news for the upcoming season is that the electric racing series will compete under the banner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Recent recognition from the FIA as a world championship series means that the winner of the seventh season will be crowned world champ.
The Gen2 Evo Formula E Car has received a range of structural design changes. Among these are a new front wing, dorsal fin, curved rear wing and updated championship livery. The modifications to the bodywork have been made midway through the current four-year cycle of the ‘Gen2’ era.
As with all seasons to date, teams in the series have to use an identical chassis and bodywork. The rules remain open to design and develop their own electric components and parts for the powertrain. This has made the series quite attractive for OEM automakers, who have flocked to the championship of late. Among these are Audi, BMW, Citroen’s DS brand, Jaguar, Mahindra, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Porsche. The Gen2 Evo Formula E car will be shown to the public at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 3.
In their own words
Founder and chairman of Formula E, Alejandro Agag: “The Gen2 already stands out as one of the most striking race cars to hit the track, and just as the name implies, the Gen2 Evo is another evolution of the distinctive design. As we did with the first-generation car, the Gen2 Evo has been given reprofiled bodywork to make it look more sleek and agile. This car will forever go down in the history books as the first to challenge for an ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.”
FIA President Jean Todt: “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is in only its sixth season of competition, yet the technology within it has come a long way, and can benefit all road users. I am pleased that as it transitions to world championship status, we see a further evolution of the Gen2 car – the Gen2 Evo – with an exciting new look. It is this progressive approach that has contributed to the expansion of the grid and increasing competitiveness of the championship, which continues to go from strength to strength and which is paving the way for the future of sustainable urban mobility.”