Formula E is more than just a racing series, it's a battle for the future, paving the way for the road cars of tomorrow. The series acts as a competitive platform to test and develop the latest in electric technology. Pitching 11 of the world's greatest manufacturers against each other on the city streets, Formula E promotes the adoption of sustainable mobility in city centres in a bid to combat air pollution and lessen the effects of climate change and motorsport.
The Safety Car for 2022 is the all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S. An output of up to 560 kW with Launch Control and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, along with its driveability and safety, makes this model perfect for this role. The striking paintwork incorporates the colours of all eleven competing teams as well as the FIA and Formula E colours. The design symbolises the joint commitment to the future of all-electric motor racing.
The Organisers of Formula E decided to race entirely on street circuits, placed in the middle of the world's greatest cities. The goal was simple, bring Formula E to the forefront of Motorsport and bring the action to the people. The 2015-22 season features races in Beijing, Mexico City, Paris, Moscow, New York and London to name a few.
Similar to the Formula 1 setup, points are awarded to the top ten drivers using the standard FIA system (25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1). The driver securing the pole position is awarded a further 3 points, while the driver setting the fastest lap (if they finish in the top ten) receives 1 additional point.
E-Racing fans can vote for their favourite driver via the official website or app to give them an extra power boost, which can be activated by pushing an overtake button. Voting starts 3 days before the event and closes after the opening 15 minutes of the race.
A feature called Attack Mode was introduced in the 5th Season of Formula E, in which drivers received an additional 25 kW of power after driving through a designated area of the circuit off the racing line. If there is a full course yellow period or a safety car, Attack Mode is not allowed to be activated.
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*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
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