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Five things that I would like Formula E's Gen3 car to have
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Five things that I would like Formula E's Gen3 car to have

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Formula E plans to go bold with its next generation racer, but in his regular Autosport Engineering column, its 2016-17 champion argues that it could be bolder still

The new Gen3 Formula E car that is due to be launched for the 2022-23 season will be an important one for the championship. It's going to be used for the next three or four years after that, so the organisers will have to carefully consider the proposals of companies involved in pitching for the various control components - chassis, battery and tyres - to make sure that the new car is a true evolutionary step; not only futuristic now, but when it first hits the track and beyond.

It has to think a long way in advance about what technologies will be important, but also keep in mind that the latest technologies are usually very expensive, so there are two competing considerations it must balance. The Gen3 car must still be relevant to the industry towards the end of the decade, but at the same time not be so expensive for the teams that the operational costs are not feasible.

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