Formula E and the FIA officially launched the third generation racing car (Gen3) in Monaco, Thursday (28/4/2022). This third generation car carries a sharper design in various parts, much more aggressive than the second generation.
This design is claimed to represent the concept of performance and renewable fuels that have become the hallmark of Formula E so far. This car will be used in the ninth season of Formula E from 2023-2024.
In addition to a design that is claimed to be better, this car offers features and capabilities that are above its predecessor. For example, in terms of performance, this car is claimed to be the fastest Formula E car with a top speed of 322 km/hour.
Its fuel efficiency is among the best in Formula car history, reaching 95% of the energy generated by its electric motors. It is about 40% more energy efficient than a typical racing car’s internal combustion engine.
Of all the energy that can be generated, 40% of the total electrical energy is obtained from the conversion of braking energy. In addition, the Gen3 is the first in Formula car history to use a powertrain or motor drive at the front and rear.
In addition to an increase in rear-drive to 350 kW, the Gen3 is fitted with front-drive with 250 kW of power, twice the total power of the previous generation car.
In addition to greater power, the presence of front-wheel drive makes the Gen3 car grip bigger than before. Charging is claimed to be using the most up-to-date charging devices in the world today.
Then the battery is made from the most renewable materials, claimed to be used and recycled for life.
The car material is dominated by carbon fiber and recycled linen from previous generations of cars, with the amount of new carbon fiber being minimized.
The reduction in carbon footprint in the production of Gen3 is reduced by more than 10%, this is the answer to the question of making batteries which are said to leave a large carbon footprint.
Natural rubber and recycled materials are also used in the Hankook tires used in this Gen3 car, accounting for 26% of the total tires used.
Even the tires used in each race will be recycled and used to make tires in future races.