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Mercedes & Porsche granted Formula E powertrain homologation

FIA add marques to list of powertrain manufacturers

Following their decision to join the series last July, the FIA has added Mercedes and Porsche to the list of manufacturers that will homologate Formula E powertrains from season six.

With the Formula E championship continuing to gain in popularity, competitiveness and road-relevance, both Porsche and Mercedes previously revealed their intention to join the series from season six.

The total number of powertrain manufacturers will rise to eleven, with the newcomers being Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and Nissan – who will take over Renault’s entry.

They will join existing manufacturers Audi Sport, DS Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover, Mahindra Racing, NextEV NIO, Penske Autosport and Venturi Automobiles.

The latest round of homologation lasts for two seasons, until the next phase which starts for the 2021/22 season.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, spoke of his delight at see the increasing involvement from established automotive companies.

“I’m delighted to see both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche alongside some of the existing names on the official list of homologated manufacturers for season six,” said Agag.

“We continue to exceed all of the initial expectations set out when we started this journey just four years ago.

“If you had said to me then that we would be in double figures in terms of recognisable names in the world of motorsport, biggest road car manufacturers and automotive brands – I would have said you were crazy. But this is the reality now.

“Combine this with the ever-growing list of partners joining the electric racing revolution and it’s clear that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is a very exciting place to be in motorsport.”

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Luke Murphy

As an FIA-accredited motor sport journalist, degree-level Motorsport Engineer and amateur karter, Luke's passion for motor sport is evident. He is one of the editors at FormulaSpy and one of the longest-standing members of the team.

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