Formula E: Porsche Extends Commitment to Electric Series Until 2030

As Formula E enters its second decade, the rich racing heritage that Porsche brings, with its extensive experience across multiple series, is invaluable.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 24, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Porsche will continue to compete in Formula E until 2030, the duration of the Gen4 regulations, according to the automaker's announcement. At the latest, this announcement solidifies Porsche's involvement in Formula E until 2030. Season 13 (2026/2027) will mark the beginning of the GEN4 period, which will offer manufacturers and teams more chances for growth and useful information for developing new electric drive technology. Since the 2019–20 season, Porsche has competed in Formula E, and in the five seasons prior to that, they have won seven races in the Gen2 and Gen3 eras. Last year, Jake Dennis won the drivers' title with the customer team Andretti using a Porsche powerplant, even though the factory team has only managed a fourth-place finish in the teams' standings.

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Jeff Dodds, CEO of Formula E: ‘With their unwavering commitment and innovative spirit, we are thrilled to announce that Porsche will continue to be a cornerstone of our championship for at least another four years. Their dedication to the highly anticipated GEN4 era not only pushes the boundaries of technology and performance but also sets a new standard for excellence in worldwide motorsport. With Porsche’s expertise and high-performance powertrains as one of the world’s most revered automotive manufacturers, this renewed partnership bolsters an exciting future for Formula E, filled with even more groundbreaking achievements and unforgettable racing moments.’

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Vice President of Porsche Motorsport Thomas Laudenbach said: 'Like Formula E, we want to add innovative technologies and increased sustainability to motorsport – and be at the cutting edge of new developments. The world championship offers a first-class stage for this: racing at the highest level, public interest worldwide and high technological relevance.

'The knowledge from racing flows directly into our sports cars: motorsport engineers sit shoulder to shoulder with colleagues from road projects. After all, we don’t develop technology for the sake of technology – it has to benefit our customers.'

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Formula E: Gen4 Car

While all teams will keep using the same chassis in the Gen4 car, there will be more room for tailoring, particularly in the powertrain department. Gen4 cars will have better safety features, faster charging capabilities, and more power than Gen3 cars, according to officials. 

Season 11 (2024/2025) will see the introduction of the upgraded Gen3 Evo, the car that will precede the Gen4's debut. According to organisers, the Gen3 Evo will be able to reach 0-100km/h in 1.82 seconds, which is 36 per cent quicker than the Gen3 car and 30 per cent faster than current cars. Consistent with previous Gen3 models, the Gen3 Evo will have a top speed of 321km/h.

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