Formula E stretches its engineering muscles

Photo Credit: Formula E

11 February 2020

Formula E rapidly develops its electric racer, with the all new Gen2 ready for the coming season.

While the FIA Formula E Championship might be only a few years old, the technology racing around the track is ever-changing. The Batmobile-esque all-electric racer has double the energy storage capacity of the Gen1 car, meaning it can complete a whole race, so no more mid-race car swaps. With 250kW of power, the Gen2 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h. Greater speeds, more action on track and with just one car per driver – there’s everything to lose.

Check out the upgrades below – Gen2 to Gen1 comparison:

Technical Specifications Gen2 Comparison to Gen1
Overall length 5160mm +160mm
Overall width 1770mm -10mm
Overall height 1050mm remains the same
Front track 1553mm +25mm
Rear track 1505mm +13mm
Ride height 75mm (max) remains the same
Wheelbase 3100mm remains the same
Minimum weight (inc. driver) 900kg (battery 385kg) +20kg (battery +65kg)
Maximum power 250kW, equivalent to 335bhp +50kW, +67bhp
Race Mode (maximum power available) 200Kw, equivalent to 270bhp +20kW, +30bhp
Maximum power regeneration 250kW +100kW
Maximum speed 280km/h (174mph) +55km/h (+34mph)
Acceleration 0-100km/h (0-62mph) -2.8s

Discover more about the Formula E technology here: