The Morning After: Formula E unveils the world’s most efficient race car

Formula E officially unveiled its Gen3 car yesterday, ahead of this weekend’s Monaco E-Prix. There are some big power and efficiency changes coming when the new cars hit the track next season. Much of the focus on Gen3 has been the massive upgrades to performance, but the car also sports a new overall body design.


Wheel covers are gone, making the new model more of a true open-wheel car, and there are no wings over the rear wheels. Instead, the Gen3 has two jet-like fins on the back, with the new aerodynamic shape inspired by fighter aircraft — an F-18 on wheels. Engadget’s Billy Steele went to take a look in person over in Monaco — life is hard for Mr. Steele. Check out his full report right here — with more stories on the way over the next few days.

Apologies to any listeners of The Morning Edition, Engadget’s early morning news podcast. I lost my voice over the last week, making it, well, impossible to talk into a mic. I’ll make my triumphant return to podcasting next week. I have many vocal exercises planned for the weekend.

— Mat Smith

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You can’t play dirty if you can’t find targets.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla tweets still need to be checked before posting

A judge ruled he can’t get out of his 2018 SEC deal.

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Snap’s $230 selfie drone is called Pixy

It can wirelessly transfer Snaps to your Snapchat.


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