The new car that will be used in the electric motor racing championship was unveiled in Germany yesterday.
Two iconic Formula One teams McLaren and Williams helped build the Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully electric single-seater car, which was revealed during the opening day of the 65th International Frankfurt Motor Show, for the Formula E series.
A host of major cities, including London, Los Angeles, Beijing, Rome and Rio de Janeiro, have signed up to be part of the first ever global zero-emissions series.
The car, which has been 10 months in the making, will be used by all 10 teams and 20 drivers competing in the championship – expected to start in September next year.
Jean Todt, President of the FIA, the governing body of motorsport worldwide referred to the car is a “fantastic achievement”.
He added: “The innovative technology deployed follows the best environmental practices, highlighting the potential of the Formula E Championship to spark a revolution in the development of new electromobility systems, not just for motorsport but also for everyday use. This new championship builds on the FIA’s traditional role as a leading promoter of innovation, technology and performance in the automotive sector.”
The car will undergo a stringent FIA crash test followed by an extensive testing programme.