Formula E has digitally revealed the updates to their Gen2 car, named the Gen2 EVO, which will compete in the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
As with the Gen1 car, Formula E has given their car an updated look for its third season of racing. More importantly for the Gen2 EVO, it will be the first Formula E car to compete in a World Championship when the series gets upgraded from next season.
The new look includes alterations to the front and rear wings as well as the addition of a dorsal fin. The new front wing does away with the wheel arches of the Gen2 which will return Formula E to an open-wheel series, and mean that damage to the wing will see it more likely to fall off rather than cause trouble as we saw with Jean-Eric Vergne last time out and Pascal Wehrlein in Diriyah.
“The Gen2 already stands out as one of the most striking race cars to hit the track,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder and Chairman of Formula E.
“And just as the name implies, the Gen2 EVO is another evolution of the distinctive design. As we did with the first-generation car, the Gen2 EVO has been given reprofiled bodywork to make it look more sleek and agile. This car will forever go down in the history books as the first to challenge for an ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
“I would like to thank FIA President Jean Todt and his team for making this evolution take shape. Its futuristic design once again showcases Formula E as the category for innovation in both technological advances and appearance.”
Jean Todt, President of the FIA, meanwhile praised the achievements of the all-electric series and the exciting new look of the car.
“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is in only its sixth season of competition, yet the technology within it has come a long way, and can benefit all road users. I am pleased that as it transitions to world championship status, we see a further evolution of the Gen2 car – the Gen2 EVO – with an exciting new look.
“It is this progressive approach that has contributed to the expansion of the grid and increasing competitiveness of the championship, which continues to go from strength to strength and which is paving the way for the future of sustainable urban mobility.”
The Gen2 EVO will have its first public unveiling on March 3rd at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Click on the gallery below to see the new look.