Formula E has always made sure its car technology carries a message.
Gen1, from the series' inception in 2014, was about proving that electric vehicles could race. Gen2, introduced in '18, is tackling range anxiety fears and demonstrating development. Gen3, it seems, is going to be the most ambitious story yet.
Shortly before the Christmas just gone, the FIA released tender documents, inviting interested parties to apply for the separate contracts relating to the chassis, battery and tyres needed for the Gen3 car (the Gen2 equivalents are held by respectively Spark Racing Technology, McLaren Applied Technologies and Michelin). This is set to take to the track for FE's 2022-23 campaign, with a planned three-season lifespan.