Audi unveils e-tron FE05 for new Formula E season

For a fifth deteriorate of Formula E, a engine is available to furnish adult to 250 kW (340 hp) in qualifying. In a race, a outlay is capped during 200 kW (272 hp). New are a supposed activation zones: When drivers pass by this section on a racetrack, they can quickly entrance a aloft energy mode of 225 kW (306 hp). Formula E fans can still support their favorite motorist by casting their opinion online around “FanBoost”, that gives drivers a proxy energy boost of adult to 250 kW (340 hp).

All Formula E teams pull electricity from matching McLaren batteries weighing 374 kilograms. The lithium-ion battery is mounted between a driver’s chair and a powertrain. It has a ability of 52 kWh and can be charged within 45 minutes. A totally new growth for a fifth deteriorate is a “Brake-by-Wire” system. Brake control and delivery to a back spindle are decoupled from any other and electronically controlled. The stop change is therefore always optimally distributed and recuperation becomes even some-more efficient. 

Like in Formula 1, a motorist sits in a monocoque done of carbon-fiber, grown to approve with FIA reserve standards. CFRP pile-up structures during a front, back and sides yield limit safety. Also new – analog to Formula 1 – is a halo complement above a cockpit that provides additional insurance for a drivers’ heads. The smallest weight of a Formula E foe automobile is 900 kilograms (including a driver). The electric foe automobile accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds. Top speed is achieved during around 240 km/h. Of sold note: a new era of a Audi e-tron FE05 comes but a back wing – a monument in motorsport. Instead, downforce is generated by a vast diffuser during a back of a foe car. After a initial exam drives, fans compared a unconventional demeanour of a automobile to a “Batmobile”, “Star Wars” and a “spaceship”. “When we conduct out onto a racetrack with a other cars, we feel like I’m in a scholarship novella movie,” says Daniel Abt. “Compared to a predecessor, a new indication has a extremely some-more assertive design.” 

Thirteen races in 12 vital cities are designed for a fifth deteriorate of a electric foe series. Between a opening turn in Ad Diriyah and a double-header culmination in New York in mid-July 2019, races will be hold in Marrakesh (Morocco), Mexico City (Mexico), Hong Kong (China), Rome (Italy), Paris (France), Monaco and Berlin (Germany). Each foe is run over 45 mins and one lap, with many of a races hold on proxy travel circuits in city centers. 

In further to a Audi works team, a British patrol Virgin Racing fields Audi e-tron FE05 foe cars for a initial time in a 2018/2019 season. This partnership is new for a fifth season, with a healthy foe between a dual teams dictated to ceaselessly boost a opening level. 

The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler group is a initial member of Formula E with Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi competing given a really initial race. The Brazilian clinched a pretension in a drivers’ championship in a third deteriorate (2016/2017). The 2017/2018 deteriorate resolved with di Grassi as a runner-up and Abt in fifth place.

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