Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to Formula E will help them develop their electric cars for a cleaner future

Racing technology will trickle down and help the brand’s Reimagine Strategy to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and net zero status by 2039

By
Ian Osborne
July 28, 2021
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EV Life

Jaguar Land Rover has officially confirmed Jaguar Racing’s long-term future to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship which is set to commence in the 2022/23 season.

Jaguar Racing’s race-winning motorsport operation will help Jaguar Land Rover develop new sustainable technologies and set new benchmarks in quality with its partners. This will support Jaguar’s renaissance as an all-electric luxury brand from 2025.

The Formula E programme will contribute to Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine Strategy’. This is a commitment to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero status across the supply chain, operators and products by 2039.

Jaguar’s all-electric I-TYPE Formula E race cars have achieved four victories and 12 podiums in its 59 Formula E races. This will continue to be a real-world testbed for developing world-leading technologies while pushing for points, podiums and wins on the track.

Jaguar Racing will continue its long-term technical partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering into the Gen3 era of Formula E. FIA Formula E’s new Gen3 electric race car is due to debut in Season 9 at the end of next year. The lighter, more powerful and efficient Gen3 car will set a new performance benchmark for an all-electric race car.

The Gen3 Formula E car will also demonstrate the rapid developments in fast-charging technology for electric vehicles and help deliver more exciting racing. The Gen3 car will see power will increase to 350kW (currently 250kW) and maximum regenerative braking power will increase from 250kW to 600kW.

Thierry Bolloré, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “The Gen3 era of Formula E is an exciting new chapter for the all-electric World Championship. It is already proving to be the perfect environment to design, collaborate, test and develop new sustainable technologies at pace.

“Jaguar Racing will not only play a role in the renaissance of Jaguar as a pure-electric luxury brand, but across the entire electrified Jaguar Land Rover ecosystem, helping to deliver our sustainable future and our digital transformation.”

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