Porsche has revealed it will continue to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship up to and including the 2025/2026 season. When joining the Formula E series in 2019, Porsche had only planned to race for five years until 2023/2024.
The announcement of its extended commitment to Formula E comes prior to the London E-Prix on July 29-30. The latest third-generation race cars (Gen3), such as the Porsche’s Gen3 car – the 99X Electric – will run in the Championship until the 2026/2027 season when the Gen4 cars are set to be introduced.
Porsche is stated to be “actively involved in the design” of the fourth-generation vehicle, which will race from season 13 onward.
“With our entry into Formula E, we have opened a new chapter in all-electric motorsport,” said Michael Steiner, member of the executive board for research and development, Porsche.
“We’re convinced that our presence and successes in Formula E will continue to lay a foundation for future mobility solutions. It offers the most competitive environment to accelerate the development of high-performance vehicles with a focus on environmental friendliness and energy efficiency.”
“We want to showcase innovative technologies and more sustainability in motor racing and be on the leading edge of new developments,” added Thomas Laudenbach, vice president, Porsche Motorsport. “Formula E plays a major role in this. The competition in this series is exceptionally high and enables us to provide important impetus for future production models.”
Alejandro Agag, founder and chairman, Formula E, said “Porsche has been a valued and influential team since joining Formula E and we are excited that this will continue. The championship is enabling Porsche to accelerate development of the innovative EV technologies we see in their road cars, while the team is an active member of the group, driving the development of the next generation of Formula E cars to arrive in season 13.”