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 Lola Cars Commits to GEN4 Era of Formula E

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Lola Cars (Lola) this week announced that it will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the GEN4 era, which runs until 2030.

The next-generation GEN4 technology will be introduced in season 13 (2026/2027), boasting significant advancements in energy efficiency, race performance, and safety – the perfect opportunity for Lola to further develop sustainable e-mobility-related technology.

Mark Preston, Motorsport Director, Lola Cars Ltd, said: “We are excited to be confirming our commitment to GEN4. Formula E is an ideal platform for powertrain and software development that we can use for broader motorsport and automotive applications.

“We feel the opportunity for innovation in this series will only increase as the performance of the cars and technology develops, giving greater scope to develop innovative technologies across global motorsport and in the broader zero emissions transportation space.”

While the complete technical details for the GEN4 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship are still under development, the cars will feature 600kW of power and 700kW regenerative braking – a significant increase on the GEN3 era figures of 350kW and 600kW respectively. 

Jeff Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, Formula E, said: “With their historic return to top-tier motorsport for Season 11 next year, we’re delighted that Lola Cars will also be committing to the GEN4 era – promising their presence will be on the Formula E grid until at least 2030. Their trust in our series for their latest venture into electrification and innovation is testament to our ability to attract the biggest names in motorsport, as well as our joint ambition to continue to grow this championship. It’s a huge privilege for us, and we can’t wait to see what they can do next year when the famous Lola marque hits the Formula E track for the first time.”

Marek Nawarecki, FIA Senior Circuit Sport Director, said: “We are delighted to confirm Lola Cars as Formula E’s fourth committed manufacturer for GEN4. It was only recently that this famous brand announced its entry to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship next season, so to now similarly sign up for the following era is testament to the belief that Lola has in the series’ technical roadmap. Lola is a name synonymous with success in the sport and we are excited to see what they can now achieve in the pinnacle of electric single-seater racing.”

Lola’s Formula E project is the first of several planned to re-establish the British company as an industry leader in sustainable engineering and motorsport, strategically focusing on three areas: electrification, hydrogen, and sustainable fuels and materials.

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