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Porsche and ABB FIA Formula E World Championship officials

Porsche extends Formula E legacy until 2030

DUBAI, 29 days ago

Porsche has committed at least an additional four years to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until at least 2030, continuing its manufacturer’s outfit for GEN4.

Ahead of the 2024 Shanghai E-Prix, Porsche AG and Porsche Motorsport alongside Formula E and the FIA have confirmed Porsche’s registration to continue to be a manufacturer in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from Seasons 13 to 16, committing their involvement until at least 2030.

This decision ensures that the Stuttgart-based sportscar manufacturer will be on the grid when the next generation of vehicles, known as GEN4, debuts in the all-electric racing series.

With features like all-wheel drive that can be activated at certain points in the race, the new generation presents an additional technical challenge for the teams.

GEN4 will be introduced in Season 13 (2026/2027), providing manufacturers with greater scope for development and offering valuable insights for their series production.

Other technology promised in the revolution GEN4 era will be focused on significant breakthroughs in energy efficiency, race performance, and safety standards. This next-gen platform will introduce features such as regeneration capacity reaching up to 700kW and a power output surge up to 600kW.

This announcement aligns with the long-term goals of Formula E, the FIA, and Porsche for electrification and innovation in the automotive industry, both on and off the track.

The landmark agreement highlights a sustained partnership focused on advancing electric racing technology, showcasing the dedication of all three organisations in pushing the boundaries of electric mobility and sustainability worldwide.

Furthermore, it solidifies Porsche's position as one of the pioneering Formula E manufacturers, ready to embrace the championship's GEN4 phase, ahead of its official debut.

Alongside its commitments as a manufacturer in Formula E, the works-run TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team boasts a legacy of success that few can rival. Since its entry into Formula E in Season 6, they have continuously been at the forefront of competition.

As they pass the midpoint of their fifth season, their track record speaks volumes: eight thrilling victories, alongside 16 podium finishes, and six pole positions – all in just 68 race starts.

Jeff Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, Formula E said: “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.”

Alberto Longo, Chief Championship Officer and Co-Founder, Formula E said: “Porsche’s commitment to Formula E for the new GEN4 era is a testament to their dedication in pushing the boundaries of technology and motorsport.

“It epitomises their confidence in our championship that will, in 2026, be entering an exciting new chapter. Alongside the FIA, Formula E is at the forefront of electric motorsport, perfectly aligning with Porsche’s vision for the future of racing and automotive development.”

Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche AG, said: “Right from the outset, we regarded our Formula E commitment as long-term. The evolution of racing vehicles shows how much development potential there is in e-mobility. Going forward, we want to glean even more knowledge from Formula E that we can transfer to our road sports cars.”

Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President, Porsche Motorsport said: “Like Formula E, we want to add innovative technologies and increased sustainability to motorsport – and be at the cutting edge of new developments.”

Pablo Martino, Head of Formula E Championship, FIA said: "We’re pleased to announce Porsche as the third manufacturer to commit to Formula E’s GEN4 era. Like Nissan and Jaguar whose participation has already been revealed, Porsche has long been synonymous with motor sport heritage and innovation.” – TradeArabia News Service

 

 

 

 




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