The Formula E drivers will have an additional 10kW of power in race mode next season, with the power raised from 170 to 180kW, championship organizers have confirmed.
Qualifying power will remain capped at 200kW as the championship enters the final season of using the 28kW/h battery designed and built by Williams Advanced Engineering.
The changes should ensure that Season 4 races are the longest or fastest in the championship’s history so far.
Changes have also been introduced to the Visa Fastest Lap ahead of Season 4, with only drivers classified among the top 10 finishers able to secure the additional bonus point.
During Season 3, the Visa Fastest Lap was claimed by drivers who finished outside of the points in every single one of the 14 races. This is because they sacrificed their ability to complete the race by expending more energy in search of the bonus point. This practice will be impossible under the new regulations.
The FIA also announced a series of other changes to the sporting regulations for the new season, which starts in Hong Kong on Dec, 2.
Included is the elimination of a non-qualifying session when two races take place during the same event, an increase in the number of promotional days from three to six per team, with a maximum of three days at a circuit, and the addition of a practice session day during the season and additional session reserved for rookies.