FORMULA E & JAGUAR TO LAUNCH SUPPORT SERIES IN SEASON FIVE

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Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY to run alongside select Formula E races from 2018/19 season

JAGUAR CHARGES UP I-PACE WITH ALL-ELECTRIC RACE SERIES

  • Jaguar Rac­ing launch­es world’s first inter­na­tion­al cham­pi­onship for pro­duc­tion-based elec­tric cars
  • Arrive and Dri­ve’ pack­age offered for up to 20 dri­vers at each race, includ­ing a dif­fer­ent VIP Dri­ver at every venue
  • Ten-race series in the world’s great­est cities includ­ing Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, New York and Sao Pao­lo
  • Launch­ing as the exclu­sive sup­port race to the FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship in sea­son five – end of 2018
  • Sup­ports the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cle
  • Rein­forces Jaguar Land Rover’s future elec­tri­fi­ca­tion strat­e­gy, com­mit­ment to elec­tric street rac­ing and ‘Race to Inno­vate’ mis­sion
  • I-PACE race­car built by Jaguar Land Rover Spe­cial Vehi­cle Oper­a­tions
  • Jaguar the first pre­mi­um man­u­fac­tur­er to join FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship in 2016, ahead of com­peti­tors Mer­cedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche
  • From 2020, all new Jaguar Land Rover vehi­cles to be elec­tri­fied

After becom­ing the first pre­mi­um man­u­fac­tur­er to enter FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship in 2016, Jaguar has cre­at­ed the world’s first pro­duc­tion bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cle race series.

The Jaguar I-PACE eTRO­PHY will be the sup­port series for the FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship, tak­ing place on the same week­ends at the same city cir­cuits, start­ing in late 2018.

Exclu­sive­ly fea­tur­ing Jaguar I-PACE eTRO­PHY race­cars, the new all-elec­tric series gives rac­ers of the future a chance to show­case their tal­ent, com­pet­ing on the world stage in zero-emis­sions motor­sport.

The ground­break­ing cham­pi­onship will sup­port the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE – Jaguar’s high­ly inno­v­a­tive five-seat bat­tery elec­tric sports car which hits the road in the same year.

Up to 20 elec­tric I-PACE race­cars will be on the grid in the cen­tre of 10 races in glob­al cities such as Hong Kong, Paris, Sao Pao­lo and New York, giv­ing future FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship stars the chance to race in the world-first series.

The announce­ment fol­lows news that the British gov­ern­ment is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and rein­forces Jaguar Land Rover’s com­mit­ment to elec­tri­fi­ca­tion – from 2020 all new mod­el lines will be elec­tri­fied, with either hybrid or bat­tery tech­nol­o­gy.

Jaguar Land Rover Spe­cial Vehi­cle Oper­a­tions (SVO) in War­wick­shire, UK, will build the race­cars. They will be based on Jaguar’s first bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cle, the I-PACE per­for­mance SUV, which will hit the streets in late 2018.

Gerd Mäuser, Chair­man, Jaguar Rac­ing, said: “Jaguar returned to rac­ing in 2016 with the mis­sion ‘Race to Inno­vate’. With the launch of the Jaguar
I-PACE eTRO­PHY we have strength­ened our com­mit­ment to bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles, inter­na­tion­al motor­sport and FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship. As a British team, we are proud to announce today the launch of the world’s first pro­duc­tion bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cle cham­pi­onship.

We’ve always said we want to prove our elec­tri­fi­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies on the track – this is the proof. I am look­ing for­ward to see­ing a full grid of Jaguar I-PACE race­cars in late 2018, soon after the first Jaguar I-PACE hits the road in Europe. Ulti­mate­ly this inno­v­a­tive series will enhance the tech­nol­o­gy in our future elec­tric vehi­cles and ben­e­fit our cus­tomers.

FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship has grown expo­nen­tial­ly since we joined as the first pre­mi­um man­u­fac­tur­er last year, with com­mit­ments from Audi, Mer­cedes-Benz and Porsche. The Jaguar I-PACE eTRO­PHY will improve the spec­ta­cle for the fans and gives young dri­vers a lad­der into FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship. We expect our series to be a sell-out and an excit­ing inter­na­tion­al sport­ing event.”

Ale­jan­dro Agag, Founder and CEO of FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship, said: “Jaguar has been a wel­come addi­tion to FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship and a fan­tas­tic advo­cate for elec­tric street rac­ing. I’m delight­ed that in addi­tion to the Pana­son­ic Jaguar Rac­ing team com­pet­ing on the FIA For­mu­la E Cham­pi­onship grid, we will be adding to our race day sched­ule with a com­pet­i­tive new sup­port series for sea­son five. The Jaguar I-PACE eTRO­PHY will bring more enter­tain­ment for fans in-between ses­sions and will be a fur­ther tes­ta­ment to the advances in bat­tery tech­nol­o­gy and excit­ing elec­tric per­for­mance. I hope Jaguar will allow me to bring my race suit and hel­met… and maybe get behind the wheel myself!

#jaguar­elec­tri­fies #e-race #e-tro­phy #e-pace #i-pace #fia #for­mu­la-e

Tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions, race cal­en­dar and costs for the Jaguar I-PACE eTRO­PHY will be released in 2018.

Cus­tomers inter­est­ed in hear­ing more should email general.enquiries@jaguarracing.com

Demand is antic­i­pat­ed to be high and places will be award­ed on a first come, first served basis from entrants and dri­vers hold­ing the rel­e­vant inter­na­tion­al race licence.

 

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