Mercedes-Benz would make their Formula E debut this year with their brand new EQ Silver Arrow 01 which would make Mercedes-Benz the first automaker to participate in both the Formula E and Formula 1. The Silver Arrow 01 looks promising and it can give some tough competition to everyone else around it.
The machine will pump out up to 340HP during qualifiers and in FanBoost mode (272HP in normal racing, 306HP in attack mode), and hit 62MPH in just 2.8 seconds. The 52kWh battery will keep its engine running for the entirety of the race. According to motorsport team lead Toto Wolff, there is still a lot of work left to do for the two cars to participate in the Formula E on 15th December.
— Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team (@MercedesEQFE) March 4, 2019
The teaser version of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 has been released by the company ahead of the International Motor Show in Geneva to be held between 7th to 17th March 2019.
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 – Toto Wolff
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 teaser car gives a foretaste of the first all-electric Silver Arrow from Mercedes-Benz. Blue accents and the subtle contrast between matt and gloss in conjunction with the star pattern at the rear of the vehicle stage the progressive luxury in electric motorsport – Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG
The blue line running from the front to the rear of the car symbolizes the EQ brand and it will serve the purpose of optimizing the visual proportionality. The back of the vehicle bears the mark of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The vehicle weighs 900 kg including the weight of the battery which weighs 385 kg. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 is 5160 mm long and 1770 mm in width with the height of 1050 mm. It takes approx 45 minutes for the battery to be fully charged. It can reach a maximum speed of 280 km/h.