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BREAKING: NIO 004 Generation 2 unveiled

The NIO FORMULA E TEAM has also revealed its new driver line-up for the upcoming Season 5 in an extraordinary event in London this evening.

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BREAKING: NIO 004 Generation 2 unveiled
Fuente imagen: NIO FORMULA E TEAM - courtesy Drew Gibson

The NIO Formula E Team has unveiled its Generation 2 Formula E race car, the NIO 004 in an event this evening at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, UK.

Along with the brand new challenger´s livery dressed with a mix of white and a light green color, the team has also revealed Oliver Turvey´s new teammate for Season 5, French driver Tom Dillmann: “I am delighted to be joining NIO. We have had some good test days, developing our new car and building our relationship. I particularly enjoy the competitive and professional atmosphere within the team and I can't wait to start this new and exciting era in Formula E with NIO”.

Dillmann is no stranger to Formula E, he drove for the Venturi FE Team during the all-electric series Season 3 and step in for Edoardo Mortara, off due to DTM commitments, at the Berlin E-Prix and the New York city E-Prix where he finished the race in fourth place, delivering an impressive performance.

The event hosted by Jason Bradbury was live-streamed, showing to the world that Season 5 is a whole new chapter for the series and for the team as well. Victory is the ultimate goal for the NIO Formula E Team with the Blue Sky Coming squad having prepared to achieve it more than once next season.

Tom Dillmann, Oliver Turvey, Paul Fickers, Gérry Hughes
Tom Dillmann, Oliver Turvey, Paul Fickers, Gérry Hughes

Gérry Hughes, Head Of Performance Programme & NIO Formula E Team Principal said: "The race livery is the product of many months of work by the NIO Brand team led by Stephen White, represents a radical departure from previous NIO race car liveries and uniquely aligns with the introduction of the all-new, futuristic Generation 2 race car.
Coupling all that with a revised driver line-up for Season 5 demonstrates that we have been extremely busy in the off-season and I am very happy to welcome Tom onboard to the NIO team for the start of this new era of open-wheeled electric street racing."

British driver Oliver Turveystated: “I am delighted to be continuing to race for the NIO Formula E team, I would like to thank Gérry and everyone at NIO for their continued support.
I have fully recovered from my hand injury at the final race in New York, although this limited the amount of testing I was able to complete over the summer. Despite not being able to drive in August, I spent time working with the engineers to support the development testing of the new Gen 2 car. Due to my fast recovery, thanks to the experienced doctors and physiotherapists who have helped me, I was back behind the wheel during the September tests.
The new Gen 2 car feels fantastic, it is a clear step forward in terms of performance and efficiency. The growth and progress of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has been phenomenal, the new cars look stunning and the new race format with different power modes will provide more exciting races."

Next week we will see for the first time the NIO 004 challenger running at the Valencia Circuit during the official Season 5 testing.

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