Formula E revises future power increases

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The FIA Formula E championship organisers have announced revised plans for the next three seasons of competition, with the Spark-Renault SRT_01E gaining a 25% increase in power over the next three seasons.

The revised technical regulations will see the amount of power available for the drivers during season three remain at a maximum of 200kW. For season four this will rise to 220kW before being hiked to 250kW in season five.

Originally, the championship had outlined an increase in power output to 250kW for next season, as outlined in the Series’ original ‘technical road map’. However, the championships states that after ‘careful analysis of the performance of the batteries and the cost of developing this technology, the decision was made to phase in the power increase more gradually’.

Despite this, two changes that are coming online for season three are raising the permitted amount of regeneration to 150kW from its current level of 100kW, and reducing the weight of the car from the current 888kg to 880kg.

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