2018 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Racecar

Wednesday, October 18th 2017. | Jaguar

Jaguar has established a racing version of its I-Pace electric vehicle. After getting the first premium maker to get into Formula E in 2016, Jaguar has generated the world’s first manufacturing battery electric car race series. Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) branch will generate a racing version of this I-Pace to compete within an eTrophy show to encourage Formula E from the following year.Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Racecar Pictures

A area of around 20 cars will race through the Formula E weekend program of 10 events at the 2018/19 season, providing the eTrophy a part very similar to that of their Formula 1-supporting Porsche Supercup series. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is going to be the service collection for the FIA Formula E championship, occurring on the very same weekends in precisely the exact same city circuits, beginning in late 2018.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, the newest all-electric show provides racers of the future an opportunity to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport. The groundbreaking championship will encourage the initiation of the Jaguar I-PACE – Jaguar’s highly advanced five-seat battery electric sports car which hits the street in precisely the exact same calendar year. 2018 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Racecar

As much as 20 electrical I-PACE racecars are going to be on the grid at the middle of 10 races in international cities including Hong Kong, Paris, Sao Paolo and New York, providing future Formula E celebrities the opportunity to race at the world-first series.

2018 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Racecar

The announcement follows news that the British government would be to prohibit the sale of gas and gas automobiles from 2040 and strengthens Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to electrification – from 2020 all new model lines will be electrified, together with either battery or hybrid technologies. Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Warwickshire, UK, will construct the racecars. They’ll be predicated on Jaguar’s initial battery electric car, the I-PACE functionality SUV, that will hit the streets in late 2018. Gerd Mäuser, Chairman, Jaguar Racing, stated: “Jaguar returned to racing in 2016 with the mission ‘Race to Innovate’. Ultimately this innovative series will enhance the technology in our future electric vehicles and benefit our customers. 2018 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Racecar

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“Formula E has increased exponentially because we combined since the very first premium maker this past year, with responsibilities from Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will enhance the spectacle for the fans and provides young motorists a ladder to Formula E. We anticipate our show for a sell-out and also an exciting global sporting occasion.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “Jaguar was a welcome addition to Formula E along with a wonderful advocate for electrical road racing. I am thrilled that along with this Panasonic Jaguar Racing team competing on the Formula E grid, we’ll be adding to our race daily program using a competitive new service collection for now five. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will deliver more entertainment for lovers in-between sessions and will be a additional testament to the improvements in battery technology and stimulating electrical functionality. Jaguar’s eTrophy series seems set to be the world’s earliest FIA-sanctioned global production-based electric car collection. It can not lay claim to become the very first electric manufacturing racing tournament overall – which name will visit the Electric GT series, which employs the Tesla Model S and kicks off this November. 2018 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Racecar