Gen3: Formula E shows its future
Wehrlein is happy: “More power, less weight, recuperation on the front and rear axles – that should be significantly faster!”
Overall, the racer should be between two and four seconds faster per lap. “We’ll try to make more of it,” Wehrlein grins. The Swabian isn’t afraid that 350 kW is too much for the tight street circuit. “It can never be too fast.” On the contrary: “A faster, lighter, more agile car makes the driver that little bit more important.”
But not only the pilots should have fun with the new cars. Formula E also wants to send a message for the future of mobility. “We’re talking about 40 percent energy during the race, which we’ll only recover through recovery,” says Porsche’s Formula E boss Florian Modlinger, explaining the extremely high efficiency of the race car. “In addition, the topics software for linking both engines and fast charging are topics to show the world what is now possible.”
The new sporting rules have not yet been set: In theory, however, it is possible to charge with 600 kW during the race. That’s almost double the power of the most advanced commercial charging concepts.
Formula E Managing Director Jamie Reigle to AUTO BILD: “We wanted to set a new standard for electric cars. We are a high-performance sport with a message about fighting climate change. This car will open the eyes of many people.”