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Formula E releases first images of striking second generation car

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has released the first digital images of its second-generation car, named Gen2.

The car was teased through a series of social media images, which depicted a Halo featuring LED lights, as well as a large rear diffuser.

The Gen2 will be formally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6, and will make its racing debut at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, which will be the first season of the all-electric series without mid-race car swaps.

Spark Racing Technology won the tender to design the new chassis and will be powered by a new battery from McLaren Applied Technologies, taking over from current supplied Williams Advanced Engineering.

“This car represents the future of racing,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, “When we started Formula E, our goal was to break the mould and challenge the status quo – bringing a revolution to motorsport. This next generation car represents that revolution.

“The cars will be faster and will have almost double the amount of energy storage capacity and double the range, demonstrating the continuous evolution of battery technology.

“Together with the FIA, we’ve achieved a great milestone with the introduction of this car and I can’t wait to see it on track.”

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Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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