Porsche officially enters Formula E as it works on its own electric powertrain
Several major automakers are set to enter the Formula E electric racing championship for the next season and now Porsche has officially been included as a manufacturer by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) today.
As we previously reported, the Formula E, which is already having a lot of success, is about to get a lot more interesting starting with the next season when teams will use the second generation car and they be allowed to modify their powertrains.
Teams are currently limited in the modifications they can do to their cars, which they have to change mid-race as the demanding performance depletes the battery packs very quickly. However, the next generation is expected to fix that with a new battery pack developed by McLaren and automakers will be able to tweak their own cars.
Now, Porsche was approved today as a manufacturer able to build its own powertrain for season 6 of the Formula E series.
Porsche’s entry in the Formula E will coincide the launch of its first all-electric vehicle, the Mission E, in 2019.