Audi will enter its seventh Formula E season with another premiere. The Audi e-tron FE07, that has been developed by Audi Sport, includes its new Audi MGU05 motor-generator unit that offers more than 95 percent efficiency.
The electric racing car in the new design, which can go from zero to one hundred in 2.8 seconds, will make its debut on the race track during the test in Valencia.
Stefan Aicher, Head of Development e-Drive at Audi Sport, says: “The Audi e-tron FE07 has an all-new electric powertrain that was developed in-house for the first time. We went to the limits in all areas of this project.”
Tristan Summerscale, Formula E Project Leader at Audi Sport, states: “We have achieved an overall efficiency of more than 95 percent for our powertrain. The new MGU inverter unit has an efficiency of even more than 97 percent in all relevant driving conditions.”
He adds: “If you compare our MGU with an internal combustion engine delivering a comparable power output of 250 kW, our efficiency is not only twice as high, but our weight of less than 35 kilograms is also much lighter. This clearly shows what an efficient solution an electric powertrain is.”
During the next Formula E season, the Audi e-tron FE07 will be driven by Lucas di Grassi and René Rast. The 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins in Santiago, Chile with two races staged on January 16th and 17th.