In Autumn 2016, Jaguar will return to motorsport as a manufacturer with its own team in the third season of the exciting FIA Formula E World Championship. FIA Formula E is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars.
FIA Formula E offers an exciting and unique opportunity for Jaguar to further its development of its future EV powertrain, including motor and battery technology.
Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director for Jaguar Land Rover, said: “ I am proud to announce Jaguar's return to racing with an entry into the innovative FIA Formula E championship. Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover's future product portfolio and Formula E will give us a unique opportunity to further our development of electrification technologies. The Championship will enable us to engineer and test our advanced technologies under extreme performance conditions.
It is my belief that over the next five years we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades. The future is about being more connected and more sustainable; electrification and lightweight technologies are becoming more important than ever as urbanisation continues to increase. Formula E has recognised and reacted to these trends and the championship's exciting and pioneering approach is the perfect fit for our brand.”