Porsche believe in the future of Formula E and has shown it by confirming its presence in the 2022/2023 season World Championship of the electrical category in which the new Gen3 single-seaters. With this official announcement the German brand highlights the importance of laying the foundations for future mobility solutions through the development of electrically powered racing vehicles.
"The new generation of Gen3 single-seaters opens another chapter in the Formula E success story. And we want to be part of it", he claimed Fritz enzinger, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport.
“With our entry into 2019 we show a clear commitment to Formula E. From our point of view, it offers the most competitive environment to advance in the development of high-performance vehicles, with a focus on respect for the environment, energy efficiency. and sustainability. In the previous season we were able to confirm it despite all the restrictions that were related to the pandemic. The successes we achieved in the year of our debut, with two podiums and one pole position, were only the beginning ”, He added.
The news was also well received by the International Automobile Federation. "I am delighted that Porsche is committed to the next era of Formula E, in which the championship will reach a new technological milestone." explained Jean Todt, President of the FIA.
“Lighter, more powerful and with a faster load capacity, the Gen3 car will be the new benchmark in electric competition. It is also confirmation that Formula E is the right platform to promote manufacturers' expertise in electrification and demonstrate our shared commitment to finding more sustainable mobility solutions. ", completed the manager.
The Gen3 cars represent a great technological leap for Formula E. They bring advantages in terms of performance and efficiency, as well as in cost control. Performance has also increased significantly compared to this season's Gen2 predecessors.
In qualifying mode it will deliver a maximum power of 476 CV (350 kW) instead of the previous 340 hp (250 kW). In normal race mode the 408 CV (300 kW), compared to 272 hp (200 kW) today.
Gen3 vehicles also have an electric braking system that acts on all four wheels, with which energy can be recovered even more efficiently: 600 kW in total.