Posts Tagged: Formula E

Formula E releases images of second-generation race car

Formula E and the FIA have released the first digital images of the next-generation car for season five of the electric street racing series, showcasing a strikingly futuristic new look. The physical model of the Gen2 car, with full technical specifications, will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Gen2 Formula E… Read more »

ABB becomes title sponsor of Formula E

Since its first race in Beijing in 2014, Formula E has been raising awareness of EVs around the world, while providing a platform for manufacturers to test new technology under racing conditions. Now the Swiss electronics giant ABB has become the title sponsor – the series will henceforth be known as the ABB FIA Formula… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz to enter Formula E in season six

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to enter the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2019/20 season. “We’re witnessing a transformation that will first change our cities, and then our roads,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “Formula E is the championship that embodies that change, and together with all our teams and manufacturers we’ll keep pushing… Read more »

Peugeot premium brand DS accelerates EV development with help from Formula E

Peugeot has announced that its premium brand, DS Automobiles, will accelerate the development of electrified cars. Starting with the new DS 7 Crossback, it plans to release a new hybrid or electric model every year. “DS is entering the electrified vehicles scene,” said DS Product and Development Director Eric Apode. “By 2025, more than a… Read more »

Formula E announces new race series for driverless electric cars

Formula E, the all-electric racing championship that is spreading awareness of electric drivetrain technology around the world, has announced another auto-racing first: a global race series for driverless electric cars, in partnership with investment company Kinetik. This mission of Roborace is to provide a competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions that are now being… Read more »

Formula E battery power increasing to 170 kW for season two

Williams Advanced Engineering, the supplier of the battery packs for the Formula E electric racing series, has announced that the maximum power output of the racers’ batteries will increase to 170 kW for season two of the Championship. The battery packs use cells from XALT Energy, and have maximum usable energy of 28 kWh. The… Read more »

Formula E releases season two calendar

The FIA Formula E Championship has wrapped up a highly successful first season, which spurred many technical advances and introduced thousands around the world to the capabilities of EVs. Now the FIA has announced the calendar for Formula E’s second season. There will be 11 races in 10 cities, with London hosting two. The first… Read more »

FIA Formula E Championship aims to change perception and push EV technology to new heights

A race towards progress: The all-electric racing series The greatest obstacle to getting more EVs on the road isn’t high upfront costs, range anxiety or a lack of infrastructure – it’s simple consumer awareness. Despite the fact that the Model S, Volt and LEAF are becoming common sights in many cities, a surprisingly high number of… Read more »