Porsche joins roll call of manufacturers committed to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

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8 April 2021
– Porsche underlines its commitment to Formula E by signing up for next generation of all-electric racing series.
– German manufacturer wants to lay foundation for future mobility solutions through the development of electric-powered top-level racing vehicles.
– Gen3 era of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will test performance and efficiency advances designed to accelerate consumer EV adoption.
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 German manufacturer joined the Formula E grid for Season 6 (2019/20), making its return to top-tier single-seater racing for the first time in 30 years. 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.
Formula E and the FIA are working together to shape the Gen3 era. The focus on delivering a new generation of progress both as a sport and for the future of electric mobility. 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.
“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. 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.”