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Porsche, Mercedes confirmed for 2019-20 Formula E campaign

Porsche and Mercedes are going electric racing. While the two manufacturers announced last summer that they were heading to the ABB FIA Formula E series, the FIA on Tuesday confirmed that Porsche and Mercedes will be among the 11 manufacturers for the series in season 6 — the 2019-20 season.

Manufacturers confirmed for the 2019-20 season include:
 
– Audi Sport
– BMW AG
– DS Automobiles
– Jaguar Land Rover
– Mahindra Racing
– Mercedes-Benz
– NextEV NIO
– Nissan
– Penske Autosport
– Porsche AG
– Venturi Automobiles
 
The two additions for season six will have a two-year homologation period until the next cycle begins for the 2021-22 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
 
“We continue to exceed all of the initial expectations set out when we started this journey just four years ago,” Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said. “If you had said to me then that we would be in double figures in terms of recognizable names in the world of motorsport, biggest road car manufacturers and automotive brands, I would have said you were crazy. But this is the reality now.”
 
The Formula E series continues to evolve, and a critical leap is planned for the 2018-19 season. The next generation Formula E car eliminates the need for a midrace car swap.
 
FIA president Jean Todt added: “Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are both brands with long and decorated histories in motorsport, and the level of all of the 11 manufacturers that will take to the track from 2019-20 is very high. Formula E is going from strength to strength, and the commitment of manufacturers to sustainable racing technology is very encouraging.”