Porsche heads into new era with ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Aziz Idris

The Stuttgart sports car manufacturer confirmed its participation for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship which kicks off the 2022/2023 season, showcasing a new era with the further evolved racing cars of Gen3.

Porsche with its official registration, underlines its commitment to Formula E and its philosophy to lay the foundation for future mobility solutions through the development of electrically-powered racing vehicles.

Porsche Motorsport Vice President Fritz Enzinger was eager to be part of this new racing car generation (Gen3) as it opens a new chapter in the success story of Formula E.

“From our point of view, it offers the most competitive environment to advance the development of high-performance vehicles with a focus on eco-friendliness, energy efficiency and sustainability,” he said.

This was proven in the previous season, where Porsche managed two podiums and a pole position, despite the raft of pandemic-related restrictions.

Meanwhile, Formula E Chief Executive Officer Jamie Reigle said, “Porsche’s presence within Formula E is immense and they’ve demonstrated they will be a driving force in our development. We’re looking forward to collaborating on Gen3, with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship remaining a proving ground for their next generation of race-to-road electric vehicle technology.”

The Gen3 racing cars are a technical milestone in the evolution of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. They bring advantages in terms of performance and effectiveness as well as better overall cost control.

The performance has also significantly increased compared to this season’s Gen2 cars. In qualifying mode, 350 kW are available instead of the previous 250 kW. In normal racing mode, it is 300 kW (previously 200 kW).

The cars feature an electric all-wheel-drive braking system, with which energy can be recuperated even more efficiently – up to 600 kW on all wheels.

Formula E sets new standards in motor racing with ultra-fast-charging pit stops, where the Gen3 vehicles are recharged with up to 600 kW.

This innovation not only makes races even more gripping. Beyond sport, the reduction of charging times is an important argument for the acceptance of electric cars for everyday use and thus contributes significantly to advances in electric mobility.