The FIA Formula E championship has chosen to ditch plans to increase engine power for its third season and instead implement a gradual increase in both the fourth and fifth seasons.

All Formula E cars currently race at a maximum 200kW which will now also be the power for the 2016-17 season after technical rule-makers opted to change its decision to 'phase in the power increase more gradually', after analysing the cost of development and performance of the batteries.

As a result, the 2017-18 season (season four) will see a rise of up to a maximum of 220kW before a second increase up to 250kW for the 2018-19 season (season five).

Formula E also highlighted two other changes will still be made for season three with it rising the permitted amount of regeneration to 150kW from its current level of 100kW and the total weight of the cars will be cut from 888kg to 880kg.

In the 2016-17 season Jaguar will enter Formula E as a manufacturer with its own team having taken the squad spot vacated by the Trulli Formula E team.

 

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