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.

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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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