[Staff, 2022-12-04 18:50:03,
- This past week, the teams of the Formula E all-electric, open-wheel series began showing off their new machines for the 2023 season.
- The 2023 Gen 3 cars will boast more power and more efficiency.
- Race rans will see, but still barely hear, the whir of EVs going up t0 200 mph on long straights.
Formula E teams are ready to kick things up a notch in 2023.
This past week, the teams of the all-electric, open-wheel series began showing off their new machines for the 2023 season. It’s a season that will feature the sport’s so-called Generation 3 cars.
And while Gen 3 will not be breaking new range barriers that might get the attention of car buyers dealing with range anxiety in their local EV showroom, the faster speeds and increased manufacturer involvement in the latest version of open-wheel race cars should open some eyes.
Range has been a go-to headline for the series since its debut in 2014. The first generation Formula E car, much like early EVs for the road, had limited range. Drivers in Formula E racers even had to swap cars midway through the 20-30 minute races to make it to the finish line.
Generation 2 for the series’ fifth season in 2018 featured cars competing the 45-minute plus-one lap races without the mid-race swap. Cars topped out at about 180 mph. That started getting the series and the Formula E technology a little more notice from Main Street.
This time around in 2023, the schedule calls for the same 45-minute races. The cars, however, will…
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