Mahindra Racing and Pininfarina have released three concept designs for a future Formula E racing car. These images are a result of a collaborative and creative project that offers us a glimpse of the potential of its Formula E team.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group said: “Mahindra is a pioneer of EV technology that is always striving to push the boundaries of this exciting new form of mobility. Our participation in the Formula E championship gives us yet another platform to co-create the Future of Mobility. While these innovative designs are a creative project at this stage, I would be thrilled to see the M5Electro look like this.”
Pininfarina teamed up with the Mahindra Group in December 2015 signing an investment agreement with Tech Mahindra. Chief Creative Officer of Pininfarina Fabio Filippini commented: “Formula E is one of the most exciting signs of the changes underway in the automotive world as well as in motor racing. Its success is the proof. Exercising our creativity on these sketches allowed us to imagine the evolution of this formula. A possible contribution of Pininfarina to the future development of a Formula E car would be a highly motivating challenge, fully consistent with our mission of creators and innovators in the automotive field.”
Mahindra Racing is one of only nine teams – and the only Indian team – to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship. They entered the second season of Formula E as one of eight manufacturers developing its own electric powertrain to power its quartet of electric racing cars. With this second generation Mahindra Racing car, the M2Electro, the team hopes to build on the success of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship.
Mahindra Racing aims to encourage a conversation on the future form and next generation technology of Formula E, stimulating fans to share their thoughts on these designs on social media sites using the hashtag #FormulaEConcepts.