Electric Is Where It Is At: Porsche Now Considering A Move To Formula E

JUN 15 2017 BY AUTOSPORT 2

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Porsche is moving closer to a future Formula E programme following a meeting between its key personnel and FE boss Alejandro Agag in Monaco.

Agag met with Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, board member Michael Steiner and its LMP1 team principal and technical chief Andreas Seidl.

FE is known to be firmly on Porsche’s future motorsport strategy radar, and it could join the series as soon as season five in 2018-19.

In addition to the Monaco meeting, further Porsche staff members attended the Berlin ePrix last weekend to talk about additional parameters for an entry in the near future.

“We received an invitation [to Monaco] from Alejandro Agag to have a look and experience Formula E for the first time,” Seidl told Autosport at Le Mans.

“We just had an invitation to an interesting series, though maybe there are not enough technical freedoms yet.”

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Like many manufacturers, Porsche has been monitoring FE carefully, especially since the second season in 2015/16.

The likelihood of a direct involvement is believed to have accelerated in recent months, ever since it was confirmed that FE would stick to its plan to switch to one-car races in season five.

Last year, Porsche showed significant interest in the spec battery tender – which is key to the series dispensing with the current two-car format for races from 2018/19.

McLaren Applied Technologies won that tender and will supply the batteries in conjunction with the US-based Lucid Motors company, which specialises in automotive battery technology.

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pjwood1

Some of most believable signs things are changing at VW Group have come from their motorsports participation. VW pulled out of ralley. Audi joined FE and rumors are swirling over Porsche pulling out of LMP1 (LeMans).
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/130149/porsche-moves-closer-to-future-fe-programme

Good to see a point to Auto Sport. R&D from these endeavors will push EV efficiency beyond what anyone else is doing (150KW regen rates, higher voltages, better cooling, KERS). It may be that everyone is starting to think beyond “hybrid”. Maybe at some point they’ll sell it.

Nada

To me the real sign VW is changing is their constant press releases concept cars and production intent vehicle that start ariving next year with Audi in adition to the five BEV and plugin hybrids VW already sells in the EU…
The posters here can slander VW for what I said above but you only do all that if the EVs are real which is something most every legacy automaker doesnt do and doesnt plan to do at VWs level…

I think if Porache moves from LeMans to Forumla E it will be about the insane costs it takes to compete and win in LeMans at the the LMP1 level…