Jaguar is to supply Envision Racing with its new powertrain technology as part of a partnership that will start at the launch of Formula E’s Gen3 era.
Jaguar’s customer supply agreement with Envision Racing is in addition to its own race winning factory team, Jaguar TCS Racing. From the start of next season, and for the new Gen3 era of Formula E, there will be four Jaguar powered Formula E race cars fighting for points, podiums and wins.
The manufacturer will supply Envision Racing with its new high-voltage electric motor, inverter, transmission, cooling system, casing and suspension via its long-term Formula E technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering. Envision Racing secured the deal with Jaguar after identifying the British carmaker as its “ideal partner,” because of its “innovation, race-winning performance and a shared ambition to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.”
James Barclay, managing director at Jaguar Land Rover Motorsport said: “We are pleased to announce that we will supply Envision Racing with our Jaguar Formula E powertrain in Gen3. They are one of the most competitive teams in Formula E and it’s an honour that they want to use Jaguar’s powertrain technology in this new era of FIA Formula E. We look forward to working and achieving further successes together in the future. We have a huge amount of respect for Sylvain and all of the Envision Racing team – they are an ideal customer team for Jaguar.
“Envision Racing will be able to optimise their own performance, so we remain rivals on track. We race to innovate together and I’m excited to see four Jaguar powered Formula E race cars line up on the grid alongside each other next season.”
Sylvain Filippi, managing director and CTO at Envision Racing said: “Jaguar has been one of our fiercest competitors in Formula E since they joined the Championship in 2016. The team’s advanced powertrain technology and overall commitment to its Formula E programme made them the most attractive option to us.
“Formula E is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, inspiring and exciting the next generation of motorsport fans in cities across the globe. But more exciting is the fact it is arguably the most collaborative sport in the world because we recognise the role that we can play in solving one of the biggest problems of our time in the race against climate change.”