The evolution of Formula E: Gen1, Gen2 and the future

While the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is just seven seasons old, the on-track technology is ever-evolving and has undergone revolutionary changes in that six-year spell. In Season 1, back in 2014, Formula E ushered in a revolution with the all-electric open-wheel Gen1 car – a first of its kind in motorsport. In the seven short years since, we’ve waved goodbye to that initial era of mid-race car swaps and welcomed the next step-change in technology for Formula E with Gen2 in Season 5. Power output jumped from 150kW to 200kW in race trim between Season 1 and Season 7, with ATTACK MODE yielding a further 10kW and qualifying mode boosting power to 250kW. “The Gen1 car had to use technology that would be capable, as nobody had produced an electric racing car like it before,” said the Brazilian. “As technology develops, electric cars will be able to go faster and further.

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