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A big horsepower jump and more changes to come for Formula E in 2023

Enlarge / This is the last time that the Manhattan skyline will play backdrop to Formula E’s Gen2 car, shown here. Next year the sport gets an all-new machine with a lot more power and a lot less mass.

Formula E makes its annual return to Red Hook this weekend for the New York City ePrix. Ars sadly won’t be on hand for the races, which is a shame as it will be my last chance to see the Gen2 electric race car in action. I will have to make every effort to be there in 2023, however.

Next year will see significant changes for the all-electric racing series, including a much more powerful, much faster racing car and changes to some rules to make the races interesting. I can’t guarantee it, but I think there’s a good chance we won’t see the return of Fan Boost, which will make some corners of the internet happy.

What’s clear is that the series remains unafraid of thinking differently, and it’s helpful to remember that we’re talking about a sport that’s still only in its eighth season. Jamie Reigle took over as Formula E’s CEO in 2019, and last week I spoke to him about how the series has progressed and what we should look forward to in the next few years.

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