During the FIA’s first World Motor Sport Council of 2016 in Geneva, it announced that a new battery supplier and chassis supplier for Formula E will enter the series from season five onwards. The new vehicle must be able to complete the race without the need of a second car.
Instead of each manufacturer building their own battery, the FIA is looking for a single supplier.
In accordance with the FIA Formula E Championship Technical Roadmap – the objective of which is for each driver to be able to complete the current race distance with the use of only one car – the Formula E Committee and the Electric and New Energy Championships Commission will proceed with two calls for tender. These are:
1) To identify a single provider for batteries from the fifth season onwards
2) To identify a single chassis supplier for the fifth season onwards.
The applicants will be presented for selection at the next World Motor Sport Council.