I-Pace to Race: Jaguar EV to Star in Its Own Racing Series, to Run Alongside Formula
Jaguar embraced the nebulous idea of EV racing early on, signing on to Formula E back in 2016. Now the company is further embracing the notion, with the creation of a single-marque racing series for its upcoming I-Pace battery-powered crossover. The I-Pace eTROPHY will be a 10-race support series paired with Formula E.
The 30-minute races are expected to feature as many as 20 cars. To ensure that there are drivers for those cars, Jaguar will roll out what it calls Arrive and Drive packages that make running in the I-Pace eTROPHY essentially a turn-key event. The support package includes everything from help with car prep, logistics support, and consumable parts to hospitality and even driving suits.
As to the race cars, Jaguar has provided no information about their specs, except to say that they will be based on the production car and will be built by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations outfit. Look for the brightly colored—but quiet-sounding—EV racers to take to the track starting late next year.
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