It’s now officially confirmed. Season six (2019/20) of the FIA Formula E Championship will see the participation of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, both of which will join a roster consisting of 11 manufacturers.

In a release, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said, “I’m delighted to see both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche alongside some of the existing names on the official list of homologated manufacturers for season six.”

“We continue to exceed all of the initial expectations set out when we started this journey just four years ago. If you had said to me then that we would be in double figures in terms of recognisable names in the world of motorsport, biggest road car manufacturers and automotive brands – I would have said you were crazy,” he added.

Mercedes-Benz had previously confirmed it will enter Formula E with a full works team, which comes at the expense of its participation in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) touring car series after the 2018 season. Similarly, Porsche marked its exit from the LMP1 division of the World Endurance Championship in favour of the all-electric race series.

The two teams will be joined by Audi Sport, DS Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover, Mahindra Racing, NextEV NIO, Nissan (replaces Renault), Penske Autosport, Venturi Automobiles and BMW AG. All teams will be running the Gen2 Formula E race car, which will begin its service from season five.

On the mention of season five, the list of manufacturers for the 2018/19 season include nine teams: ABT Formel E, BMW AG, DS Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover, Mahindra Racing, NextEV NIO, Penske Autosport, Renault and Venturi Automobiles.

“The future landscape of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is growing more and more, and today as we confirm two additional manufacturers for the sixth season we have more evidence of the success of this concept,” said FIA president Jean Todt.

“Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are both brands with long and decorated histories in motorsport, and the level of all of the 11 manufacturers that will take to the track from 2019/20 is very high. Formula E is going from strength to strength, and the commitment of manufacturers to sustainable racing technology is very encouraging,” he ended.