Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the years to come. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed "Gen3" racing cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.
Recently, Nissan had already extended its commitment to the electric racing series up to and including the 2025/2026 season, which means that Porsche, Nissan and previously Mahindra as well as DS Automobiles are already four manufacturers in the Gen3 era to date.
"With its official enrolment, Porsche is underlining its commitment to Formula E and its philosophy of laying the foundations for future mobility solutions through the development of electrically powered racing vehicles," a statement said. "With our entry in 2019, we have made a clear commitment to Formula E. From our point of view, it offers the most competitive environment in which to drive forward the development of high-performance vehicles with a focus on environmental friendliness, energy efficiency and sustainability," said Fritz Enzinger, Head of Porsche Motorsport and Group Motorsport at Volkswagen AG, commenting on the company's involvement in Formula E. "I am delighted that Porsche is committed to a long-term partnership with Formula E," said Jamie Reigle, Formula E CEO.
So, after Audi and BMW each justified their withdrawal from Formula E after the current Season 7, citing limited and, in their view, insufficient development work at the end of last year, Porsche remains committed to the Formula E World Championship. "Porsche's presence within Formula E is immense and the team has already shown that it will be a driving force in our continued development. We look forward to working together on Gen3."