The childhood years of Formula E will pull to a tighten after a New York City ePrix, a final tour for a series’ first-generation cars. They will be transposed by a new, some-more absolute era of cars, set to make 50 kilowatts (67 horsepower) some-more than a effusive cars, potentially able of 300 kph (186 mph).
A sum of 7 general automakers will enter as possibly bureau teams or partners to existent Formula E teams for a sport’s fifth season. One of these entries is Mercedes, that intends to use a competition to foster a EQ electric automobile marque, that is already represented by Mercedes’ rarely successful Formula 1 outfit.
The Drive spoke to Mercedes about a skeleton for entrance this arriving season, and either a association believes a success in Formula 1 will interpret into Formula E.
“Regarding sporting expectations, we would never be so conceited as to foresee success in any racing series,” settled Daimler’s Motorsports Communications Director Bradley Lord. “Our new lane record in F1 is a outcome of a lot of tough work and investment in a right areas over time.”
“We know that Formula E is a really severe series, and a wily one in that to be successful,” continued Lord. “This is because we are holding a ‘learning year’ in deteriorate [five], by a HWA entry, before creation a works entrance in deteriorate [six]. We apparently don’t aim to be using around during a back—this is Mercedes after all—but we know, too, that we can take zero for postulated in terms of performance.”
HWA will use powertrain components designed by Venturi, a Formula E rival, and a small-volume Monegasque oppulance electric automobile manufacturer. After a initial season, HWA will produce control of a group to Mercedes EQ.
“For deteriorate six, a group becomes a Mercedes EQ team. From this point, HWA will run a trackside operations (like they now do in DTM) though it will be a works Mercedes team. When it becomes a Mercedes EQ team, it will use a Mercedes EQ powertrain,” pronounced Lord
The powertrain itself will be grown in a meantime by a same trickery that designed a company’s Formula 1 engines and those that energy a arriving halo hypercar, Project One.
“Concerning a technical growth of a powertrain, a Formula E work is being conducted by a same engineering teams during Brixworth ([AMG] High Performance Powertrains) who are obliged for a F1 energy units and a Project One,” combined Lord. “They will rise to a constraints of a regulations in force, so that is a plea they are operative to right now, in credentials for deteriorate six.”
Lord warned opposite mistaking a Formula E team’s growth and competitiveness for a altogether state of electric automobile record with Daimler.
“This technical plan shouldn’t be conflated with [the border of] Daimler’s electric powertrain growth during this indicate in time—the Formula E plan is in a decline right now and, while in a destiny there will positively be a send of believe and training between a highway automobile and racing universe in this area, it’s too shortly to explain that during a moment.”