- Newly named Gen2 EVO to make competitive debut in 2020/21 season of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
- First shots of the Gen2 EVO car showcase updated futuristic design for fully-electric racing series
- Revisions to car include reprofiled front wing, aggressive-looking new dorsal fin and distinctive curved rear wing
LONDON, UK (February 4, 2019) – Formula E and the FIA have today given fans a first look at the newly named Gen2 EVO, using a reimagined design that will debut in season seven when the electric racing series competes under the banner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Ahead of another milestone season, the first Formula E car to contest for the world championship has received a range of structural design changes featuring a new front wing, dorsal fin, distinctive curved rear wing and updated championship livery.
The modifications to the bodywork have been made midway through the current four-year cycle of the ‘Gen2’ era, to provide a fresh new look for Formula E. The car will continue to be fitted with 18-inch MICHELIN Pilot Sport all-weather tyres, specially designed for use in both wet and dry conditions.
The state-of-the-art CGI imagery shows the identical chassis and bodywork that each entry will use in season seven, with the rules remaining open for teams to design and develop their own electric components and parts for the powertrain.
Covers will come off the Gen2 EVO for the first time on the FIA stand at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 3.
About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Electric is 45-minutes of non-stop action. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the closest and most competitive category in motorsport, with unpredictable and exciting electric racing in the centre of the world’s most iconic cities. Formula E is the fastest-growing series in motorsport and boasts the best roster in racing, where renowned road car manufacturers and automotive brands battle for points, position and bragging rights.
Electric is a race that matters. Formula E is more than just a race on the track, it’s also a proving ground and platform with a higher purpose – to test new technologies, drive development to the production line and put more electric cars on the road. Using the spectacle of sport, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is sending a powerful message to speed-up the switch to electric, in a bid to counteract climate change and address the devastating effects of air pollution. www.FIAFormulaE.com
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