Having won the tender to supply the Formula E chassis from 2018 onwards, Spark Racing Technology has released the first images of what the car may look like.

The car will be the successor of the SRT01, which was also developed by French company. The new SRT05e will be put in action by season five (2018-2019) and features a futuristic design that was required by the FIA and Formula E. It also contains a form of aeroscreen as cockpit protection that was first trialled by the Red Bull F1 Team.

“This is a new challenge for Spark as the new car must go twice the distance of the current cars, which will be accomplished by more efficient aero design, lower weight and better efficiency in the drivetrain,” the company published on their website.

“Safety and innovation are the main drivers of this project. We will design a new chassis including a new battery tech that will be heavier. In order to gain 10% weight, we are working on new innovating solutions using new materials so the cars can be more efficient and we also have to focus on new developments to keep the drivers safe.”

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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  1. Great to see the vision of Alejandro Agag (CEO) of Formula E come together.
    Alejandro put FE on the map by hosting the race series within the heart of the world’s most iconic cities, thus exposing “next generation” sustainable transportation to the masses. From the beginning Alejandro recognized that FE offered a platform to collaborate with cities via the creation of municipal living labs. His vision always included AI, and I recall discussions about hosting a “Roborace” even prior to the launch of the very first FE race in Beijing. Very impressive!

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