Jaguar Formula E

Jaguar leaps back into motorsport after a decade-long absence with its entry into Formula E, it was announced in London last Tuesday. Jaguar had been planning to participate in the electric car championship since early this year.

Contracts were finalised in early December after a successful negotiation process. Jaguar Land Rover, together with technical partners Williams Advanced Engineering, will race in Formula E from 2016, the formula’s third season. The FIA is expected to make a formal announcement later today.

Nick Rogers, group engineering director for Jaguar Land Rover, said that he was proud to make the announcement. “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.”

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said that Jaguar’s return to Formula E, bringing along its racing heritage, was a huge endorsement of the championship and its ability to influence the development of electric cars.