The Formula E is something like Formula 1 with batteries, takes a few years to grab our interest, first to consider as a serious alternative in the world of motor racing, and secondly because of the number of technologies that are Testing there.
Spark Racing Technologies is one of the suppliers of chassis for Formula E, and as it is also his responsibility that this is a future competition, he has given them to show us how the cars will be in the year 2018, which is around the corner.
What we see clearly is a concept, but it almost looks more like the cars of the future Roborace than to what we have today circling. We remind you that Roborace is a competition with autonomous and electric cars, sister of Formula E. That yes, without reaching the radical designs that Daniel Simon imagines.
In 2018 we will be facing the second generation of Formula E cars and what would be the fifth season in this particular competition. Its creators promise that the look is not only striking by design themes, there is a lot of aerodynamic work on it, and you will achieve greater efficiency with the batteries. In short, cars faster, with greater autonomy.
New generation batteries
Speaking of batteries, the new generation will also be supplied by McLaren Applied Technologies, which already anticipate that it will be heavier by having greater capacity - from 28kWh to 54kWh -. But we are told that the car will compensate for weighing 40 kilos less, thanks to the use of new materials.
It should be noted that the new technology in batteries is not only McLaren's work, but also Sony and Atieva, who are the people behind Lucid Motors, are involved. Why is it bigger? They want the entire race to last, that there is no need to make changes or loads.
There is also talk of greater safety, so we can see that the cockpit is closed by a transparent dome: currently both Formula 1 and Formula E keep their pilots in the air.
We'll see how much of this is left when the car has to be a reality, and work side by side with other companies like Dallara or McLaren, to help put so much futurism on your site.
Next weekend teams will meet in Buenos Aires, there surely we will have more information or feedback on this progress.