Formula E teases Gen3 car in new images

Formula E shows off its new direction, with sustainability at the heart of its futuristic Gen3 design.

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On the first day of pre-season testing for the final season of the Gen2 era of Formula E, the FIA and Formula E themselves release three teaser images of the Gen3 mule car.

The car is set to produce 470hp (350kw) from a smaller and lighter chassis, which should enable a top speed of around 200mph for the very first time in Formula E history.

The image of the rear of the Gen3 car shows a clear absence of a conventional rear wing.

The image of the rear of the Gen3 car shows a clear absence of a conventional rear wing.

The darkened images clearly show an extreme batmobile style design of which some have likened to the infamous DeltaWing. An overhead image shows it's more conventional attributes that look somewhat similar to that of the unraced Gen2 Evo concept.

The updated Gen2 car (the Gen2 Evo) was intended to debut for 2021 but has already been consigned to the history books thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic

The updated Gen2 car (the Gen2 Evo) was intended to debut for 2021 but has already been consigned to the history books thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic

Open front and rear wheels, no rear wing or notable central bodywork at the rear and LED lights in and around the halo and rear diffuser are the obvious differences clearly on show in the new teaser images.

Sustainability is a key element of the new car, with Formula E commited a net-zero carbon direction for Gen3.

All broken shards of carbon fibre from incidents on circuit will be collected and recycled by an innovative process from the aerospace industry "into new fibres reusable for other applications."

A total of 600kW of regenerative braking will be produced at the front axle which allows the hydraulic brakes to be entirely removed from the rear axle.

The open-wheel element returns to Formula E after drivers allegedly highlighted the problem of visibility caused by Gen2's wheel covers.

The open-wheel element returns to Formula E after drivers allegedly highlighted the problem of visibility caused by Gen2's wheel covers.

The CEO of Formula E, Jamie Reigle highlights the efficiency and sustainability of the sport.

"In designing the Gen3 car, we set out to demonstrate that high performance, efficiency and sustainability can co-exist without compromise. Together with the FIA, we have built the world’s most efficient and sustainable high performance race car.

"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. We look forward to witnessing it inspire and excite the next generation of motorsport fans in cities around the world from Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship."

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