Jaguar Land Rover has committed to Formula E’s new Gen3 era, which kicks off next year with the championship’s ninth season.
Formula E is currently in its seventh season (2020/21) and season eight, which kicks off in Saudi Arabia on January 28, will be the last which uses the current Gen2 cars.
The championship’s Gen3 era will introduce pitstops with fast-charging, allowing the cars to use a maximum power output of 350kW, compared to 250kW currently.
Jaguar Racing is the latest manufacturer to commit to the future of the championship, which it says will help the company to “develop new sustainable technologies and set new benchmarks in quality”.
The Formula E programme will 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 long-term commitment comes ahead of Jaguar Racing’s first race on home soil for 17 years – its first Formula E race in London with Briton Sam Bird leading the drivers’ championship.
Jaguar’s all-electric I-TYPE race cars have achieved four victories and 12 podiums in its 59 Formula E races.
“The Gen3 era of Formula E is an exciting new chapter for the all-electric World Championship,” commented Thierry Bollore, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer. “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.”