The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team will make its official debut in the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Ex-Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne and current Formula 2 driver Nyck de Vries will pilot the new EQ Silver Arrow 01. The car was revealed at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The car’s electric powertrain was designed and developed at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) in Brixworth, UK, which is Daimler’s global centre of excellence for high-performance hybrid technology. As for the technical bits, the Silver Arrow 01’s numbers are the same as the Porsche 99X‘s numbers, obviously. Its maximum output is 250 kW (340 hp). A 0 – 100 km/h acceleration happens in 2.8 seconds and the top speed is 280 km/h.
The 52 kWh battery pack weighs 385 kg, and is capable of charging in 45 minutes. Including the driver, the Silver Arrow 01 has to weigh at least 900 kg.