Formula E season 2016/2017

From the 2016/2017 season on, the teams will also be allowed to use customized batteries. All other car parts will remain as they are. The aim is to prevent expensive aerodynamic developments, and to focus the resources of the developers and racing teams on the improvement of electric drives instead.

The season 3 the cars are equipped with a front wing in a futuristic design that has no influence on the aerodynamics. More details about the cars click here.

Würth Elektronik eiSos Group intensifies Formula E Technology Partnership with ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport

The Würth Elektronik eiSos Group as a specialist in manufacturing passive components intensifies the collarboration with ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in the field of technical developments. Together with Abt we developped a battery for the power management of the cockpit as well as the charging station for this battery.

This additional power supply prevents from a failure of the control electronics even in case if the main battery fails. A restart via the steering wheel is guaranteed at any time. The REDCUBE terminals of Würth Elektronik eiSos for high current ratings and more unique product properties can also be found in the racing vehicle.

Manufacturer Teams

The following ten teams are working on the drive-train components (electric engines, inverters, gears and cooling systems) that have been approved for the 2016/2017 season:

  • ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
  • DS Virgin Racing
  • Faraday Future Dragon Racing
  • Mahindra Racing
  • MS Amlin Andretti
  • NEXTEV NIO
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing
  • Renault e.dams
  • Techeetah
  • Venturi