2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: Jaguar announces I-Pace based racing series

After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter Formula E in 2016, Jaguar has created the world’s first production battery electric vehicle race series. Christened as Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, it will run as a support series for the FIA Formula E championship.

Featuring I-Pace eTrophy cars, the championship will consist of a 20 cars grid, all consisting of ready to drive electric cars. The races will run parallel to the Formula E calendar, comprising of Hong Kong, Paris, Sao Paulo and New York.

Jaguar also said that starting 2020, all the cars it manufactures will be electric while Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Warwickshire, UK, will build the racecars.

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E, said, “Jaguar has been a welcome addition to Formula E and a fantastic advocate for electric street racing. I’m delighted that in addition to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team competing on the Formula E grid, we will be adding to our race day schedule with a competitive new support series for season five. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will bring more entertainment for fans in-between sessions and will be a further testament to the advances in battery technology and exciting electric performance. I hope Jaguar will allow me to bring my race suit and helmet… and maybe get behind the wheel myself!”

Technical specifications, race calendar and costs for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be released in 2018. The entry is based on first cum first serve basis and registrations have already begun.

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