Formula E second-generation cars

The ongoing electric racecar series kicked off with new, longer-range vehicles for the 2018/2019 season.

No car swapping

Doubling the size of the batteries means drivers can finish races on a single charge instead of swapping vehicles mid-race as they did during the first four seasons of Formula E.

Spark Racing Technology 

designed Gen. 1 and Gen. 2 vehicles under the direction of the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA).

22 cars

12 races

174mph top speed (up 24% from Gen. 1 vehicles)


 Gen 1. Formula EGen 2. Formula E
Max. power output200kW (268hp)250kW (335hp)
Acceleration 0 to 100kph (0 to 62mph)2.8s2.8s
Max. speed225km/h (140mph)280km/h (174mph)
Battery weight320kg (705 lb)385kg (849 lb)
Battery storage28kWh54kWh
Min. weight (including driver and battery)920kg (2,028 lb)900kg (1,984 lb)
Length5,000mm (16ft, 5")5,160mm (16ft, 11")
Width1,780mm (5ft, 10")1,770mm (5ft, 10")
Height1,050mm (3ft, 5")1,050mm (3ft, 5")
Photo: Formula E racing circuit sponsor ABB ( showed off the second-generation racecar at the World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos, Switzerland, in January. 
(Photo by Andreas Butz courtesy of ABB)