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Jaguar's new electric race car launches in 2016.

Jaguar enters Formula E with new all-electric race car

Panasonic Jaguar Racing will compete in the third FIA Formula E season with the first all-electric Jaguar race car in the company’s history: the I-TYPE 1.

The new I-TYPE 1 made its debut at the Jaguar Collections Centre in Gaydon, England, driven by the team’s official reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung, 33, on Sept. 8, 2016, at a private media event.

At the event, Jaguar outlined the brand’s commitment to ‘Race To Innovate’ – a mission to change the perception of electric vehicles, to develop new electric technology and to inspire future generations.

Jaguar’s return to top-level racing is spearheaded with an exciting race driver line-up that includes a mix of youth and experience with both Adam Carroll, 33, and Mitch Evans, 22, confirmed to drive the I-TYPE 1 in the team’s inaugural season.

Jaguar’s partnership with Panasonic sees the electronics and automotive technology company partner with the Jaguar Racing Formula E team to develop a future that ‘promises to push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment’, the company said.

“Over the next five years, we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades,” said Nick Rogers, executive director, product engineering at Jaguar Land Rover. “The Formula E championship will enable us to engineer and test our advanced technologies under extreme performance conditions. We will apply this vital knowledge as part of our real world development.” B.R.

Posted Sept. 22, 2016. ©



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