Formula E is the world's first all-electric international single-seater championship. Officially known as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, it encourages the development of advanced electric mobility solutions. According to the Championship's organizer, "Formula E is more than just a racing series - it's a battle for the future. Our radical cars - all powered by electricity - pave the way for the road cars of tomorrow, with the series acting as a competitive platform to test and develop the latest in electric technology." The end goal is to promote sustainable mobility as part of efforts to combat urban air pollution and lessen the effects of climate change.
Since making its debut in the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing in 2014, Formula E has grown into a global entertainment brand, attracting a grid full of the best racing drivers and teams around. Now in its 9th season, Formula E features 22 drivers divided among 11 teams representing marques including Maserati, Jaguar and Porsche.
Starting from "humble" roots - the first generation of E-racers had a maximum power output of 200 kW (about 270 horsepower), enough for a top speed of 225 km/h - the latest generation racer, the Gen3, boasts a whopping 350 kW of power (approximately 470 horsepower) and a top speed of 322 km/h. Said another way, Gen3 racers are 75 percent more powerful than their Gen1 progenitors. That's a lot of progress for just 8 years, with more - accelerated - progress sure to come.