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Graphic shows specifications for the new Gen4 Formula E car.


Heavier more powerful Formula E Gen4 cars

By Phil Bainbridge

January 13, 2024 - July 21, 2024 - With Gen3 Formula E cars still to reach their full potential, and Gen3.5 tweaks offering improvements for 2024 over last season’s cars, plans are underway to launch the next generation for the 2026 season

Tender requirements for the Gen4 car called for a deployment of up to 600kW, giving around 70% more power with a heavier, larger-capacity battery and a 100kW regeneration increas. Teams will have varying high and low downforce configurations available for specific races.

Magneti Marelli will supply the front power train, delivering all-wheel drive to Formula E for the first time. The chassis will be continue to be provided by Spark Racing Technology for season 10 and beyond, as it has been since the first season.

Podium Advanced Technologies will take over battery production from Williams Advanced Engineering, whose proximity to the Jaguar team, whilst unimpeachable, had raised eyebrows.

Bridgestone is set to return to top-level single-seat racing for the first time since 2012 when Pirelli became the sole tyre supplier for Formula 1, replacing Hankook. Teams will now have a choice of either the baseline rubber, a grooved, all-weather tyre, or typhoon, which will be mandatory for heavy rain conditions.

PUBLISHED: 21/12/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: FIA