Jaguar Will Take its I-Pace Electric SUV Racing

Yolanda Curtis
September 12, 2017

The series will feature modified Jaguar I-PACE cars, that will use the same circuit that the Formula E cars use over the weekend.

The world's first production-based electric series, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will start up alongside Formula E's fifth season and feature cars based on Jaguar's I-PACE performance SUV.

JAGUAR is to launch a new racing championship with the all-electric series hitting tracks in 2018.

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In terms of the races themselves, Jaguar has confirmed that one auto will be raced by a guest "VIP" driver at each round - with cities such as New York, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong now pencilled in.

If we told you a decade ago there'd be a grid of all-electric Jaguar crossovers racing in every major city around the globe, would you believe us?

Formula E's chief executive and founder Alejandro Agag added: "Jaguar has been a welcome addition to the Formula E grid and a fantastic advocate for electric street racing".

Jaguar is offering qualified racers a unique "arrive and drive" package with mechanics, garages, hospitality, travel and spares all covered in the cost.

The inaugural season featured races from the "Formula E School Series", a Greenpower Education Trust-backed featuring small student-built electric cars.

"As a British team, we are proud to announce today the launch of the world's first production battery electric vehicle championship". The race series will have all drivers driving the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racecars. The announcement comes on the heels of the British Government saying that it will ban the sales of petrol and diesel vehicles 2040 onwards.

"Ultimately this innovative series will enhance the technology in our future electric vehicles and benefit our customers".

This is the world's first global race championship for electric vehicles based on production cars, Jaguar claims.

Tata owned British auto manufacturer Jaguar was one of the first companies to take part in the FIA Formula E past year.

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