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Mahindra’s Season 5 car makes UK debut

Mahindra’s first Generation 2 Formula E car made its UK debut at the CarFest South Festival this weekend.

The M5Electro was driven by Mahindra’s development driver Sam Dejonghe in front of crowds at the charity event, which raises money for BBC Children in Need.

Like its competitors, Mahindra’s new car has double the energy storage of its predecessor, allowing it to complete an entire race without a mid-race car swap.

“The whole team at Mahindra Racing has been working hard for many months developing the M5Electro, so it is exciting for us to have the opportunity to showcase what we have be working on to date to the Great British public,” said team principal Dilbagh Gill.

Dejonghe added: “It has been a blast driving the M5Electro at CarFest today. As a driver, it’s always great fun to do these kinds of events and see the reactions of both Formula E fans and those who have never seen a Formula E car in person before. We hope that by the end of the weekend there’ll be some more Formula E fans out there!”

Dejonghe will complete two runs a day throughout the remainder of the weekend before the team returns to private testing ahead of the official preseason tests in October.

Image courtesy of Mahindra Racing

Bethonie Waring

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