Mercedes-Benz will be opening up the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show with an electric race car concept, which promises to be the company’s introduction into the Formula E Championship.
The concept was dubbed the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 and, according to Mercedes-Benz, the version they will be showing off at the Geneva show this week will only carry a ‘teaser livery’ which basically means that the car’s final paint job will be completely different.
Its chassis was built by French and Italian outfits Spark and Dallara while the same company that worked with Lucid Motors, Atieva, was in charge of building the 52kWh battery pack with Sony cells.
The car can generate up to 340 horsepower and go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
According to Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Formula E will be a ‘completely new playing field’ for the company; “but we are looking forward to the challenge of demonstrating the performance of our intelligent battery-electric drives in motorsport and of giving a positive boost to the EQ brand,” he went on to say.
Mercedes-Benz announced that it will be joining the Formula E back in 2017 and, by the looks of it, it will be coming in strong. The company will be taking over a team that is already participating in the Formula E, which should allow Mercedez-Benz to get a running start.