The next generation of Formula E is almost here and it looks wild. If you’re going to develop a series of electric racing cars with a spec chassis, there’s no reason not to like the aesthetic. This new car is built with looks that stop at the showhouse in mind, but also offers significantly more performance than the current car, meaning racing will be faster and closer than ever. ends when the Gen 3 chassis comes out later this year. Nothing here sounds bad to me.
Unveiled on Thursday ahead of the Monaco E-Prix, the new car is said to have been influenced by the fighter’s design, and it shows. Formula E is often run on the street and this new car is designed with street racing in mind. Interestingly, unlike current spec cars, the wheels are not covered at all, meaning these cars will once again be prone to punctures and possible straight launches. standing unplanned when in wheel-to-wheel contact. Drivers will need to be on their best behavior to keep this chassis intact. Physically, this car is smaller in size than the Gen 2 car it replaces, which means racing on the narrow, narrow streets of the city should be a bit easier.
From a performance standpoint, these cars will now be allowed to run on a 350 kW (about 470 hp) engine up from 250 kW (about 335 horespower) in the 2nd Generation. The cars are also around 120 lighter. pounds relative to the engine they replace. That adds up to a quicker and quicker racer, good on all sides. The Gen 3 is said to be ready for more than 200 mph, while the current generation is limited to around 173 MPH. Clever!
There are some things about new cars that will seem a bit unorthodox to people who know how cars work. Gen 3 cars won’t have any kind of brake on the rear axle. All rear wheel braking will be handled by the engine, through regenerative deceleration. Likewise, there is an electricity motor connected to front axle, but it will not be used to provide any acceleration or traction. The front engine will be used for braking purposes only.
While the cars are said to be able to recover more than 40% of the energy expended when braking, the Gen 3 car will have a charging element to the strategy. Combine with partner suppliers ABB, teams will develop super-fast chargers for two cars that are said to charge cars about four times faster than any charger currently being rolled out to the public. by Tesla or Electrify America. If every car had to accomplish something like stopping for 5 minutes to recharge, but it worked double the length of the race, I think that would be completely rad to see the match.
You can see that the car shown here is sitting on Hankook tyres. Michelin has been the sole tire supplier for Formula E since its inception eight years ago. For Season Nine, Michelin will give up and Hankook will take over as the new supplier. New Hankooks are made from at least 25% natural rubber and recycled fibers to reduce the environmental impact of their construction.
Likewise, this season’s new battery stacks are made by Williams Advanced Engineering and are intended to be recycled when season is over.
In short, Formula E has a new car coming out later this year. Manufacturers will be allowed to build more powerful engines for their machines, and the season is supposed to include several elements. of the super fast charging station. There is a new tire supplier. The car looked like a dream of mescaline fever while inhaling a pile of coke. And it will be as quick as blowing. What if you don’t love?