Like the F1 team, the new livery is not completely black, with the vivid blue highlights around the haunches of the car and mini-wings at the rear remaining. The Silver Arrow 01 also carries the same series of gradually appearing three-pointed stars toward the rear as the F1 car.
Mercedes also plans to launch a new diversity drive, after an audit of the F1 workforce revealed just three per cent of Mercedes F1 employees were from BAME backgrounds.
Speaking of the change Bettina Fetzer, vice president of marketing for Mercedes cars, said: “In Formula E too, we intend to use the voice we have on our global platform to make a stand against racism and discrimination and in support of greater diversity and tolerance in society.
“The decision to change the distinctive look of our electric Silver Arrows underlines our stance in favour of openness and respect in our dealings with each other.
“The black base livery of our racing cars is a reminder to all of us of the need for ongoing, long-term consolidation of our values and of mutual respect.”