Jaguar commits to Formula E
JLR has officially confirmed Jaguar Racing’s long-term future to the Gen3 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, set to commence in the 2022/23 season. FIA Formula E’s new Gen3 electric race car is due to debut in season one at the end of 2022. The lighter, more powerful and efficient Gen3 car will set a new performance benchmark for an all-electric race car. It will also demonstrate the rapid developments in fast-charging technology for electric vehicles and help deliver more exciting racing in some of the world’s largest cities. The Gen3 car will see power increase to 350kW(currently 250kW) and maximum regenerative braking power will increase from 250kWto 600kW.
Jaguar Racing helps JLR to develop new sustainable technologies and set new benchmarks in quality with its partners, and will support Jaguar’s renaissance as an all-electric luxury brand from 2025.
The Formula E programme will also contribute to Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy – a commitment to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero status across supply chain, operators, and products by 2039.
“The Gen3 era of Formula E is an exciting new chapter for the all-electric World Championship,” said JLR’s chief executive officer, Thierry Bolloré. “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.”