Having progressed into Superpole from group three, Cassidy’s 1m09.338s proved to be untouchable. 

Two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne got closest with a 1m09.499s, just ahead of Mahindra’s Alex Lynn in third.

Maximilian Gunther was fourth ahead of Sebastien Buemi, who topped group qualifying. 

Remarkably, it is only Buemi’s second Superpole appearance of the season, benefitting from the best track conditions possible in group four.

Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein completed the top six as the final Superpole participant.

Lucas di Grassi was in contention to make the pole position shootout but dropped out at Buemi’s expense with the Brazilian set to start from seventh.

Oliver Rowland, Alexander Sims and Andre Lotterer rounded out the top ten in New York.

Rowland is under investigation after he crashed into the back of Sam Bird during group two - the session was briefly red-flagged before it got back underway with all six cars involved. 

Robin Frijns couldn’t match his teammate’s efforts and will start 11th, just ahead of Sergio Sette Camara in 12th.

Mercedes endured another poor qualifying performance with its cars set to start from 18th and 21st.

Stoffel Vandoorne would have likely made it into Superpole had it not been for a mistake in the final sector on his lap, costing him over a second in terms of lap time.

It was a disastrous qualifying session for championship leader Edoardo Mortara, who is set to start from 24th on the grid.

Shortly after the first qualifying group, Venturi team principal Susie Wolff confirmed that Mortara didn’t have full power on his qualifying lap.

Due to how slow Mortara was circulating on his qualifying lap, he’s under investigation for impeding Rene Rast, who will start one place ahead in 23rd.

Click here for the full FIA Formula E qualifying results from the first New York City E-Prix.