Porsche has become the latest manufacturer to commit to ABB FIA Formula E’s Gen3 era of car it was announced on Friday. The news comes just days after Nissan also committed to Gen3. Speaking about the news, FIA President Jean Todt commented saying:
Ahead of another important technical milestone for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, I’m glad that Porsche has committed to the next era. Being lighter, more powerful, with faster charging, the Gen3 race car will further establish the discipline as the pinnacle of electric racing. It’s also the confirmation that Formula E is the right platform to promote manufacturers expertise in electrification and demonstrate our shared commitment to more sustainable mobility solutions.
Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of the ABB FIA Formula E world championship commented on the announcement saying:
We are delighted that Porsche is committed to a long-term partnership with Formula E. 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.
VICE PRESIDENT PORSCHE MOTORSPORT AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT GROUP MOTORSPORT VOLKSWAGEN AG, Fritz Enzinger commented saying:
The new racing car generation Gen3 opens the next chapter in the success story of Formula E. And we want to be part of it. With our entry in 2019, we made a clear commitment to 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. The previous season confirmed this, despite the raft of pandemic-related restrictions. The successes in our debut season with two podiums and a pole position are just the beginning.
“It was important for us that the DNA of Formula E, which has made the championship so successful, was preserved. That’s happened. At the same time, we see potential to take Formula E to the next level from a sporting and technological point of view. So we regard it as an interesting challenge to actively shape the successful future of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and thereby to give electric mobility another boost on a global level. We look forward to the new Formula E era.
The ABB FIA Formula E world champion Gen3 car will be introduced for season 9 in 2022/23.