The all-electric race series has given its plug-in baby a mid-life facelift, with a meaner-looking body set to debut at the Geneva motor show.
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Formula E has updated its Gen 2 racer for its upcoming season, with a range of body add-ons designed to make for a more attractive grid.

The EVO will be revealed at the Geneva motor show, and features a new front wing, a new fin behind the driver, and a fresh rear wing.

Unlike Formula 1, where teams invest millions developing their own aerodynamics packages, the entire Formula E grid has the same bodywork fitted to their cars.

There's no mention of changes to the Gen 2's powertrain. That means teams will stick with 250kW e-motors and a 52kWh battery pack, good for a 100km/h sprint of just 2.8 seconds.

Cars top out at 280km/h, but there aren't any straights on the Formula E calendar long enough to get close to that v-max.

The burgeoning category has attracted a number of high-profile carmakers of late, with Mercedes-Benz preparing to join Audi, BMW and Porsche on the grid later this year.

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has been involved since day one, along with Mahindra.

“The Gen 2 already stands out as one of the most striking race cars to hit the track, and just as the name implies, the Gen 2 EVO is another evolution of the distinctive design," said founder and chairman of Formula E, Alejandro Agag.

"I’d like to thank FIA President Jean Todt and his team for making this evolution take shape. Its futuristic design once again showcases Formula E as the category for innovation in both technological advances and appearance.”