Formula E reveal new fastest accelerating single-seater FIA racing car for 2025

Formula E have unveiled their new GEN3 Evo car which will be the faster and grippier than any of its machines to date


Formula E and the FIA have unveiled the next generation of race car, the revolutionary all-electric GEN3 Evo, boasting a blistering 0-60mph acceleration in just 1.82 seconds.

This cutting-edge vehicle, showcased at Prince Albert II’s Private Car Collection in Monte Carlo, ahead of this Saturday’s Monaco E-Prix, will debut in 2025 in Season 11 of the championship.

Crafted by Formula E and the FIA‘s technical experts, the latest iteration of the GEN3 Evo represents a remarkable leap in electric racing technology. With its acceleration outpacing current Formula 1 cars by 30 percent and the previous GEN3 model by 36 percent, it sets a new standard in performance, sustainability, and efficiency.

Notably, it accelerates nearly a second faster than its predecessor, setting a higher bar in street racing prowess and will remain all-wheel drive.

“The GEN3 Evo heralds a ground-breaking chapter in the evolution of Formula E, embodying our dedication to innovation and high performance achieved sustainably,” said Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds.

“Featuring unprecedented acceleration and an advanced aerodynamic design, the car that I had the honour of unveiling in Monaco is set to intensify the thrill of our racing, captivating our drivers and fans around the world with truly superior capabilities and performance.”

The new GEN3 car was released at the 2024 Monaco E-Prix | Formula E
The new GEN3 car was released at the 2024 Monaco E-Prix | Formula E
The new GEN3 car was released at the 2024 Monaco E-Prix | Formula E
The new GEN3 car was released at the 2024 Monaco E-Prix | Formula E

Key features of Formula E GEN3 Evo Car

  • Top speed of 200mph, making it the fastest Formula E car
  • Regenerative braking, harnessing up to 50 percent of race energy
  • Over 90 percent efficiency from its electric motor, surpassing traditional combustion engines
  • Net zero carbon footprint, underscoring Formula E‘s commitment to sustainability
  • Lifecycle considerations, including battery cell recycling and integration of recycled materials
  • Unprecedented acceleration: Achieving 0-60mph in just 1.82 seconds (0-100kph in 1.86s), surpassing current F1 cars by 30 percent
  • Enhanced performance: Upgrades yielding an estimated 2 percent improvement over the GEN3, translating to approximately two seconds faster qualifying laps at Monaco
  • Aggressive aerodynamics: A robust new body kit designed for stronger, more aerodynamic performance, fostering closer wheel-to-wheel racing
  • All-wheel drive (AWD): Enhancing acceleration and control during crucial race moments such as qualifying duels and race starts, intensifying driver rivalries
  • Improved grip: Optimised all-weather Hankook iON tires providing 5-10 percent more grip, featuring 35 percent recycled and sustainable materials

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem added: “The FIA and Formula E have been working hard on the development process of this new GEN3 Evo race car, which represents another significant leap forward in electric racing technology.

“I would like to thank both FIA and Formula E teams for the hard work which underlines our shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of sustainable motorsport, while delivering competitive racing.”

John Smith
John Smith
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