Formula E, the only all-electric racing series, is getting bigger as the FIA has recognized it and dubbed it the FIA Formula E Championship for 2021 season.
With the title, the Formula E Championship is set to utilize the next-gen Gen2 EVO restyled version of the current Formula E race car. DS Automobiles and its Formula E partner DS TeCheetah have presented the preliminary livery of the Gen2 EVO racer for the 2020/21 season or season 7 of the championship.
What’s the Gen2 EVO?
The DS squad’s DS E-Tense FE20 design of the Gen2 EVO is spearheaded by the DS Automobiles Design Studio. They work with the DS TeCheetah team to incorporate the facelift imagined for season 7 while retaining the black and gold codes of the race car.
DS Automobiles and its sporting entity DS Performance has successfully completed the transition between the two generations of Formula E cars. With a motor that increased to 250kW and a battery of 52kWh, the 100% electric discipline has benefited from a profound transformation between 2018/2019 by allowing drivers to compete in an entire E-Prix distance without car change-overs.
Aligned with DS TeCheetah, the DS E-Tense FE19 won the two championship ‘Drivers’ and ‘Teams’ titles last season. This season DS E-Tense FE20 is succeeding on urban circuits around the world (with a podium in Santiago last month), the next generation is already under study.
For an avant-garde discipline like DS Automobiles, Formula E will evolve the design of its car for the 2020/2021 championship. Modification of the front and rear appendages, addition of a ‘shark fin’ on the bonnet and opening of the front wheel arches, the Gen2 EVO symbolizes the uniqueness of the discipline and embodies the electric motor sport of tomorrow.
The next Formula E racer will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March. The team’s Formula E champion and driver Jean-Eric Vergne, the first double Formula E champion and ambassador from DS Automobiles, will be on hand to take the covers off the next Formula E race car.
Béatrice Foucher, CEO of DS Automobiles