Saudi Arabia - Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa held off a late charge from defending world champion Jean-Eric Vergne to win the opening race of the Formula E season in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
DS Techeetah's Vergne snatched the lead at the halfway stage of the Ad Diriyah ePrix but a drive-through penalty meant he finished second behind BMW Andretti's Da Costa, with Jerome D'Ambrosio completing the podium for Mahindra Racing.
The city-based single-seater series began its fifth season with a first-ever race in Saudi Arabia, which also saw the debut of the Gen2 car that can hit a top speed of 280km/h and will have sufficient battery power to last an entire race.
Previously, drivers have had to stop and change cars.
Pole sitter Da Costa overcame an indifferent start after misjudging his grid spot and had to position his car at an angle pointing towards the barriers.