The dubbed Gen3 car will be lighter, smaller and more powerful than Formula E’s current Gen2 machinery which was introduced for the 2018-2019 season.
Formula E’s latest all-electric car was presented to manufacturers, teams, drivers and partners on Monday in Valencia, where pre-season testing is taking place for the upcoming season, which begins in January.
Formula E claims Gen3 will be “the world’s most efficient racing car”, with at least 40% of the energy used within a race distance being produced by regenerative braking.
Gen3 will also feature a new 250Kw front powertrain to take the overall total power output to a total of 600Kw, more than double the current regenerative capability of the Gen2.
A 350Kw motor will take the top speed of the Gen3 to more than 320kph (200mph).
Formula E says the smaller dimensions of the Gen3 will enable “faster, more agile wheel-to-wheel racing” around the championship’s unique street circuits.
“The Gen3 is our fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient racing car yet. It is a creature designed for its habitat: racing on city streets in wheel-to-wheel combat,” said Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle.
Gen3 will be the first formula car aligned to ‘Life Cycle Thinking’ with “a clear path towards second life and end of life for all tyres, broken parts and battery cells.”
FIA president Jean Todt added: “The new Gen3 Formula E single-seater is a car created at the intersection of high performance, efficiency and sustainability.
“The work accomplished by the FIA’s teams together with Formula E, since the launch of the discipline eight seasons ago, tirelessly seek to drive innovation and further the development of sustainable mobility.
“I have no doubt that this new single-seater will elevate Formula E to the next level.