It is fast, light and very powerful. The new DS E-TENSE FE23 has 468 hp and a top speed of 280 km/h.
Important statistics since DS Automobiles entered Formula E:
- 89 races
- 4 championship titles
- 15 victories
- 44 platform
- 22 pole positions
After the incredible success of the second generation, which brought several driver and team titles in 2019-2020, and many uncontested records (10 wins, 15 pole positions and 28 podiums), the company supported by Stellantis has officially revealed. Its DS E-TENSE FE23, which will start in the ninth season in 2022-23.
The third-generation all-electric vehicle, with its instantly recognizable black and gold livery, fully embodies DS Automobiles principles and is a testament to the latest technological speed.
The FE23 has a number of significant changes compared to its predecessor. The Gen3 cars are the fastest in Formula E World Championship history, reaching a top speed of 280 km/h.while being 60 kg lighter than the Gen2 car. However, efficiency is the most important factor – more than 40% of the energy used during the race comes from regeneration during braking.
More importantly, the DS E-TENSE FE23 is also more powerful – 350kW vs 250kW on the Gen2 car – and is equipped with four-wheel drive. The new front drive adds an extra 250kW to the rear drive, doubling the regenerative power to a total of 600kW. Finally, thanks to the new front drivetrain, the Gen3 is the first Formula E car without hydraulic rear brakes.
Developed by DS Performance, the racing division of DS Automobiles, the DS E-TENSE FE 23 will be the weapon of the DS PENSKE team and its drivers: defending Formula E World Champion Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne – the only driver in the Formula. E history who won the title more than once.
Strengthened by its new partnership with PENSKE AUTOSPORT, DS Automobiles remains committed to more victories and titles, including new records, in the all-electric championship, which continues to be a vector of acceleration for its research and development efforts. More than ever, this commitment is an important project for DS Automobiles, which will be 100% electric from 2024.
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Season 9 of Formula E promises to be one of the most competitive since the inaugural campaign began in 2014, thanks to the introduction of the new Gen3 car, 11 teams on the grid and revitalized sporting rules. Race distance will now be determined by number of laps instead of time, and teams can quickly load Attack Mode during stops.
Main features of DS E-TENSE FE23 Gen3:
Performance and efficiency:
- Drive system developed by DS Performance
- Maximum power: 350 kW (476 hp)
- Top speed: 280 km/h (optimized for road circuits)
- Brakes: The new front system adds 250 kW to the 350 kW produced at the rear. Electric braking system (brake-by-wire) on all four wheels.
- Energy recovery power during braking: 600 kW
- 40% of the energy used during racing comes from regeneration during braking
According to the carrier, Gen3 batteries are among the most advanced and durable ever made. Minerals from environmentally responsible sources were used in their production, and the battery cells will be reused and recycled at the end of their life.
Recycled linen and carbon fiber will be used in the construction of the car’s body for the first time. Carbon fiber will be recycled from Gen2 vehicles to reduce the total amount of new carbon fiber being created.
The carbon footprint of the Gen3 was measured during the design phase to document the energy saving measures taken as well as the overall environmental impact. All avoidable emissions will be fixed as part of Formula E’s total zero carbon commitment.
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“Innovation is born from competition! Since the founding of DS Automobiles, we have placed electrification at the heart of our global strategy. Our success in Formula E, as the first premium manufacturer in this category, and many records achieved with the second generation car , have strengthened our knowledge and technological qualities. Today we start a new chapter with a distinguished team, exceptional drivers and a clear goal: to continue winning titles that will accompany the launch of our new electric models from 2024. Said Béatrice Foucher, CEO of DS Automobiles.
“This is a very exciting time for DS Performance. Following our great success with the Gen2 car, today we are launching the new DS E-TENSE FE23: our lightest, fastest and most powerful third-generation Formula E car. It is also a brand new chapter for the team that we are opening with PENSKE AUTOSPORT, one of the biggest names in all of motorsport. For the coming seasons, our new car will be entrusted to two great drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne. These two champions are fast very reliable and will undoubtedly demonstrate the technological capabilities of our cars and the DS brand.” – says Eugenio Franzetti, director of DS Performance.
“This season is an important time for the team. A new generation of racing cars, a new powertrain and a historic alliance with a manufacturer that we have admired for many years. We could not be more excited for Season 9! We believe that our outlook for this season is very strong as Stoffel and JEV have the strongest and most experienced lineup in this series. I look forward to seeing good results this season and starting my journey with DS and Stellantis in Mexico City in January 2023. says Jay Penske, owner and Team Principal DS PENSKE.
“I’m a huge fan of the new show and couldn’t be more excited to share the finished product. We have a really exciting year of racing ahead of us and I’m pumped to put the pressure on the other teams at the start of the season in Mexico! – this is Stoffel Vandoorne, Formula E world champion.
“I am very happy to be in this project and in this car! The spoilers make the car look very slick, fast and aggressive, which represents our team’s approach! We all share the same passion for our sport, and when passion meets efficiency and hard work, success is never far away. I can’t wait to take our new DS E-TENSE FE23 to new heights. ” concludes Jean-Éric Vergne, Formula E Champion 2018 and 2019: