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DS Automobiles partners with PENSKE AUTOSPORT
After setting numerous records with its second generation DS E-TENSE FE, DS Automobiles is partnering with PENSKE AUTOSPORT for the next four seasons of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
DS PENSKE Formula E Team announces a duo of title-winning drivers with Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning world champion, and Jean-Eric Vergne, the only double champion in the discipline.

A resolute player in the energy transition, DS Automobiles was one of the first manufacturers to enter Formula E with DS Performance. The DS competition division is now furthering its involvement in reducing its environmental impact by engaging in the process of obtaining 3 Star Environmental Accreditation.


New team
Our drivers
DS Automobiles also enters a whole new chapter in its commitment to Formula E by joining forces with one of the most prestigious names in motorsport: PENSKE AUTOSPORT.

And to inaugurate this partnership, the DS PENSKE Formula E Team will field from season 9 the most prestigious driver duo in the championship with the Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning world champion, and the French driver Jean-Éric Vergne, unique double champion of the discipline.

JEV which thus renews its commitment to the French team after four consecutive seasons of collaboration and a great harvest of victories and podiums.

With PENSKE AUTOSPORT, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Automobiles aims to win new titles and continue to ensure technology transfer to its new creations which will be exclusively electric from 2024.


Third generation
Third generation 100% electric single-seater, this new “black and gold” livery, perfectly embodying the codes of DS Automobiles, demonstrates above all an immense technological leap.
The fastest Formula E of all time (maximum speed 280 km/h on a street circuit), it is also lighter (60 kg less than the Gen2), and above all much more efficient with more than 40% of the energy used during a race coming from braking regeneration.

Also more powerful (350 kW instead of 250 kW), the DS E-TENSE FE23 is equipped with 4 regenerative wheels. a new front powertrain adding 250 kW to the 350 kW at the rear thus doubling the regeneration capacity of the Gen2 for a total of 600 kW. Finally, thanks to the addition of the front powertrain, this single-seater is the first single-seater without hydraulic brakes at the rear.
Performance and efficiency
Powertrain developed by DS Performance

Maximum power: 350 kW (476 HP)
Maximum speed: 280 km/h (optimized for urban circuits)
Brakes: A new front powertrain adds 250 kW to the 350 kW at the rear. Electric brake system on 4 wheels (Brake-By-Wire)
Braking energy recovery power: 600 kW
40% of the energy used during a race comes from braking regeneration
According to the supplier, the Gen3 batteries are among the most advanced and sustainable batteries ever manufactured, made from minerals from eco-responsible sources, while the battery cells will be reused and recycled at the end of their life.

It is also specified that flax and recycled carbon fiber will be used in the construction of the bodywork for the first time in a racing car. Recycled carbon fiber from Gen2 cars reducing the overall amount of virgin carbon fiber used.
The carbon footprint of the Gen3 was measured from the design phase to document all the reduction measures taken and reduce its environmental impact, while all unavoidable emissions will be offset as part of the company's net zero carbon commitment. Formula E.
At the forefront of technology
Developed by the DS Performance teams, the competition division of DS Automobiles, the DS E-TENSE FE23 will be the major asset of the DS PENSKE team and its drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning world champion, and Jean- Eric Vergne, only double FE champion.

Strengthened by a new association with PENSKE AUTOSPORT, DS Automobiles intends to continue its conquest of victories and titles and to establish new records within a championship which constitutes a formidable vector of acceleration for its research and development work. .

With a "Gen3" at the forefront of technology, 11 teams on the grid and brand new sporting regulations (races defined by a number of laps, pit stop for "Attack Charge") season 9 will certainly be one of the most competitive and exciting since the creation of the championship.

From competition comes automotive innovation Driven by audacity and the desire to build the automobiles of tomorrow, it is with ambition that DS Automobiles draws inspiration from racing technologies in its exceptional models. Succeed with excellence in the transfer of skills between Formula E and production cars; it is the avant-garde spirit.

The championship
A look back at season 8
Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship ended on August 14 in Seoul with the final laps of the second generation of Formula E.

During the Gen 2 era (2018-2022), the electric single-seaters entered by DS Automobiles (DS E-TENSE FE) were the most successful in the field with two Drivers' titles (2019 and 2020) and two Teams' titles (2019 and 2020) as well as impressive records for the French manufacturer (10 victories, 15 pole positions, 28 podiums).c

According to the regulations, a race lasts 45 minutes + 1 lap. The driver who wins the race scores 25 championship points, the second 18, the third 15, etc. the tenth marks the last point awarded. The principle is the same for the "Teams" championship, 3 bonus points being awarded for pole position, and one for the fastest lap in the race.

Qualifying format
The 22 drivers are divided into two groups. The four best times from each group will then compete in a direct elimination duel.

Faster than ever
The power available in racing will now be 220kW (vs 200kW) and will go up to 250kW in Attack Mode (vs 230kW).



Even more competition
For any exit from the Safety Car, additional time is added to the racing time (within a limit of 10 minutes).