The Audi e-tron FE05: ushering in a new era for Formula E

25.01.19 / Formula E / Technology


Lighter, faster, further: the new Audi e-tron redefines the electric racing series.

The racing car impresses with increased battery capacity and its futuristic design. Find all the details in our infographic.

Now in its fifth season, Formula E is entering its second era. The most notable change: Each driver now has only one race car. That is because the second-generation cars mark the end of the mid-race car swaps previously required at each Formula E event. The battery capacity is now sufficient for the entire race distance. Also new for this season is the cars’ futuristic design without a rear wing, plus the Halo protection system above the cockpit.  

The new Audi e-tron FE05 was meticulously developed by Audi Sport and Schaeffler with the new technical and strategic challenges in mind. The motor-generator unit named Audi Schaeffler MGU03, the centerpiece of the Audi e-tron FE05, was jointly developed by the two technology partners. 95 percent of all powertrain components are new, having resulted in weight savings of ten percent. Two Audi e-tron FE05 cars are fielded by the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler factory team for Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt and, in 2018/2019, two by the recently added Envision Virgin Racing customer team with drivers Sam Bird and Robin Frijns.

Click here to explore our infographic with all the details on the new Audi e-tron FE05.