ABOUT

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the closest and most competitive category in motorsport, with unpredictable and exciting electric racing in the centre of the world’s most iconic cities. Formula E is the fastest-growing series in motorsport and boasts the best roster in racing, where renowned road car manufacturers and automotive brands battle for points, position and bragging rights.

Formula E is more than just a race on the track, it’s also a proving ground and platform with a higher purpose - to test new technologies, drive development to the production line and put more electric cars on the road. Using the spectacle of sport, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is sending a powerful and meaningful message to help alter perceptions and speed-up the switch to electric, in a bid to counteract the climate crisis as well as addressing the devastating effects of air pollution.

  • E-PRIX
    Similar to Formula 1’s Grand Prix, an ‘E-Prix’ is the name given to a Formula E race. From start to finish, each race lasts 45 minutes plus 1 lap.
  • MORE POWER & SPEED
    The new Gen2 Formula E cars have a maximum power mode of 250kW – an increase of 50kW from Gen1 – that will deliver a possible top speed of 280kph.
  • ENERGY USAGE
    With double the energy storage capacity and a car able to cover the full race distance, there is no need for mid-race car swaps. As battery levels drop during the race, our drivers will need to carefully manage how to best use the energy left.
  • REGEN
    A technology unique to Formula E – energy ‘regenerates’ in the battery every time the driver either hits the brakes or pulls the regen paddle on the steering wheel.
  • ATTACK MODE
    A new addition this year is Attack Mode – drivers will be able to drive through an Activation Zone on the circuit to gain an extra 25kW boost of power for a limited period during the race. The Halo will light up in electric blue to show when a car is in Attack Mode.
  • FANBOOST
    A feature that’s unique to Formula E – fans can vote for their favourite drivers and the TOP 6 with the most votes get an extra 25kW boost of power to use during the second half of the race. The Halo will glow magenta to show when Fanboost is activate.
  • E-VILLAGE
    The E-Village is a festival hub at every race. Fans get to see eBike demos, participate in race simulators and even get driver autographs. The podium is located in the E-Village so the fans can join in the post-race celebrations.
  • PASSIONEERING
    You will hear us talk a lot about this term – it’s what we live and breathe. The ultimate combination of passion and engineering: the Mahindra Racing ethos.
  • E-PRIX
    Similar to Formula 1’s Grand Prix, an ‘E-Prix’ is the name given to a Formula E race. From start to finish, each race lasts 45 minutes plus 1 lap.
  • MORE POWER & SPEED
    The new Gen2 Formula E cars have a maximum power mode of 250kW – an increase of 50kW from Gen1 – that will deliver a possible top speed of 280kph.
  • ENERGY USAGE
    With double the energy storage capacity and a car able to cover the full race distance, there is no need for mid-race car swaps. As battery levels drop during the race, our drivers will need to carefully manage how to best use the energy left.
  • REGEN
    A technology unique to Formula E – energy ‘regenerates’ in the battery every time the driver either hits the brakes or pulls the regen paddle on the steering wheel.
  • ATTACK MODE
    A new addition this year is Attack Mode – drivers will be able to drive through an Activation Zone on the circuit to gain an extra 25kW boost of power for a limited period during the race. The Halo will light up in electric blue to show when a car is in Attack Mode.
  • FANBOOST
    A feature that’s unique to Formula E – fans can vote for their favourite drivers through social media. Five winners who receive the most votes each get an extra 25kW boost of power to use during the second half of the race. The Halo will glow magenta to show when a car has Fanboost activated.
  • E-VILLAGE
    The E-Village is a festival hub at every race. Fans get to see eBike demos, participate in race simulators and even get driver autographs. The podium is located in the E-Village so the fans can join in the post-race celebrations.
  • PASSIONEERING
    You will hear us talk a lot about this term – it’s what we live and breathe. The ultimate combination of passion and engineering: the Mahindra Racing ethos.

TIMELINE

2013

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag created the series sanctioned by the FIA

2014

Inaugural race held in Beijing in September. Fanboost technology introduced

2015

Lead shareholder investment from Liberty Global and Discovery Communications

2016

Major manufacturers join championship as full-works teams. Series expands to 12 rounds in 10 cities for Season 3

2017

First ever professional motorsport event in New York City $1,000,000 E-Race in Las Vegas

2018

ABB announced as Title Partner – an FIA Championship first. Gen2 car revealed. Rome E-Prix sets new TV audience peak of 34.2 million viewers

2019

Battery technology has advanced where drivers do not need to switch cars in Season 5. Attack Mode introduced

2020

The Gen2 car enters its second season as Formula E heads into its sixth year of competition.