FREE NEWSLETTER

McLaren named 2018 Formula E battery supplier

29 September 2016

McLaren Applied Technologies will exclusively supply full race distance batteries to Formula E for seasons five (2018/2019) and six (2019/2020).

The motorsport technology firm was selected by the World Motorsport Council with support from independent experts. It will supply a battery that lasts the entire race distance and has signed a short term contract due to the aggressive development of battery technology.

“We’re delighted McLaren has been chosen by the FIA to be the sole supplier of batteries to Formula E from 2018 to 2020,” said Rodi Basso, motorsport director of McLaren Applied Technologies. “Our new battery will almost double the energy storage, eliminating the need for drivers to swap cars during a race.”

Williams Advanced Engineering is the current battery supplier to Formula E and has been since the championship started.

Currently each driver has to swap cars at the mid point of each race due to the energy capacity of the battery.

The crossover point should change for season three however, thanks to 50 per cent increase in energy harvesting.

Partners

Base Performance bps_logo_full_on_light_cmyk
ATL-UK-LOGO-FL-CL-01(1)
FERODO Racing Black background jpeg
CRP Group
DTAfast logo

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
12 Dec
You can pick up your copy here https://t.co/ePIvIlGOTN https://t.co/RxiffwOj14
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
8 Dec
Honda to Power Michael Shank Racing in 2018 IndyCar https://t.co/EbhGuS7pj9
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
8 Dec
Announced at #PRIshow - @MichaelShankRac to run a partial IndyCar season next year using engines from Honda
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Dec
Great view from the Race Tech stand at the #PRIshow https://t.co/nWcA8h1Vhd
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Dec
Great discussion about the next 30 years of motorsport at #PRIshow https://t.co/dso5xT8VGH
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Dec
Come and visit us at the @prishow today at stand number 4124! We'll be here until the Saturday! #prishow2017 #PRIShow
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 Dec
Come and visit us at the @prishow tomorrow at stand number 4124! We'll be there all show! #prishow2017 #PRIShow
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 Dec
Forget the hype, the internal combustion engine is here to stay https://t.co/MxqhYvm7DN