Lola already commits to Formula E GEN4 before GEN3 debut

It hasn’t even hit the track yet, but Lola has already committed to Formula E’s upcoming GEN4 ruleset.

The revived manufacturer will join the all-electric series next season, in partnership with Yamaha, as powertrain supplier for Abt Cupra in what will be the beginning of a two-year period of the GEN3 Evo formula. In committing past that, to GEN4, Lola joins Nissan, Jaguar, and Porsche in inking a long-term deal with the series taking it to 2030.

“We are excited to be confirming our commitment to GEN4,” said Lola’s Motorsport director Mark Preston (above center). “Formula E is an ideal platform for powertrain and software development that we can use for broader motorsport and automotive applications.


“We feel the opportunity for innovation in this series will only increase as the performance of the cars and technology develops, giving greater scope to develop innovative technologies across global motorsport and in the broader zero emissions transportation space.”

Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds (pictured above right) described Lola’s latest announcement as “a huge privilege” for the series.

“With their historic return to top-tier motorsport for Season 11 next year, we’re delighted that Lola Cars will also be committing to the GEN4 era – promising their presence will be on the Formula E grid until at least 2030,” he said. “Their trust in our series for their latest venture into electrification and innovation is testament to our ability to attract the biggest names in motorsport, as well as our joint ambition to continue to grow this championship.

“It’s a huge privilege for us, and we can’t wait to see what they can do next year when the famous Lola marque hits the track for the first time.”

Story originally appeared on Racer