Mahindra and Pininfarina release conceptual Formula E designs

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Mahindra Racing and Pininfarina have released three concept designs for a future Formula E car. These images are the product of a collaborative and creative project that the two firms believe offers fans a ‘glimpse of the potential form of Formula E in the future’.

CONCEPT A:

The release of these images follows the recent launch of the FIA Formula E tender to design and manufacture the chassis that will be used from season five onwards. To reduce costs, that will also be a ‘spec’ chassis, with the powertrain and software being open to development by the individual manufacturers.

Mahindra Racing aims to stimulate and curate a conversation on the future form and next generation technology of Formula E, encouraging fans to share their thoughts on these designs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FormulaEConcepts.

Pininfarina joined the Mahindra Group in December 2015 signing an investment agreement with Tech Mahindra.

CONCEPT B:

“Mahindra is a pioneer of EV technology that is always striving to push the boundaries of this exciting new form of mobility,” commented Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group. “Our participation in the Formula E championship gives us yet another platform to co-create the Future of Mobility. While these innovative designs are a creative project at this stage, I would be thrilled to see the M5Electro look like this.”

CONCEPT C:

“Formula E is one of the most exciting signs of the changes underway in the automotive world as well as in motor racing,” added Fabio Filippini, chief creative officer of Pininfarina. “Its success is the proof. Exercising our creativity on these sketches allowed us to imagine the evolution of this formula. A possible contribution of Pininfarina to the future development of a Formula E car would be a highly motivating challenge, fully consistent with our mission of creators and innovators in the automotive field.”

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