We will provide the charging technology for the Gen3 cars which will be racing as of Season 9 (2022-2023). Together with engineers from motorsport governing body the FIA and Formula E, our Electrification teams are currently working on the specifications and requirements to develop an innovative and safe solution for charging the Gen3 cars.
These portable charging units, which benefit from the newest technology in power electronics and the smallest possible footprint, will be used to charge the racecars ahead of the race. They will ensure reliability and consistency of performance, wherever in the world the chargers are used, from whatever power source. Each charger will deliver 80kW of power to two vehicles simultaneously, for a total of 160kW output per charger, resulting in a significant reduction in the charger footprint.
These chargers will draw upon the experience, challenges and learnings of supporting a global race series, gained when we were the official charging partner of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race series in Seasons 5 and 6.
The eTROPHY chargers were based on the Terra 53 50kw chargers, of which we have installed many thousands over around the world, but packaged more compactly to make them easier to freight and meet transportation requirements for the race calendar.