Jaguar unveils Gen2 Formula E car, confirms line-up

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Jaguar unveils Gen2 Formula E car, confirms line-up
By: Alex Kalinauckas
Sep 19, 2018, 11:18 AM

Jaguar has revealed its I-TYPE 3 Gen2 Formula E car, which features a new powertrain fully developed in-house for the first time.

The British manufacturer has added over 800 new parts - from the areas it is allowed to work on under FE’s tightly-controlled regulations - to the car, which was unveiled in public for the first time at an event at the Design Museum in London on Wednesday.

The custom-made parts make up the motor generator unit, silicon carbide module invertor, transmission, cooling system, suspension, motor control unit and powertrain control software.

Jaguar also confirmed that Nelson Piquet Jr and Mitch Evans will continue as the team’s race drivers for a second consecutive season, although it is understood that both were already on long-term contracts.

“Panasonic Jaguar Racing have made great progress during our short time in Formula E,” said Jaguar team boss James Barclay.  

“We expect that the introduction of the new Gen2 Formula E racecar and revised sporting regulations will result in a very close season of racing 

“It effectively means that all teams started from the same point and at the same time. 

“We believe we are the first team to develop our powertrain entirely in-house, this gives us ultimate control in terms of design and development and hope this will put us at a competitive advantage. 

“The technology is moving at an incredibly fast rate, and the new Generation 2 car will be an important test bed to help develop and drive performance of our future battery electric vehicles.

“It’s fantastic to have Nelson and Mitch on board again and ensure consistency in our driver line-up. 

“The combined knowledge, experience and speed of both drivers will help us achieve our goal to be in the points in every race and fighting for podiums.”

Jaguar finished sixth in the FE season four constructors’ championship, four places higher and with 92 more points than it scored its debut campaign in 2016/17.

The manufacturer will also launch FE’s first support series – the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy – at the first race of the electric championship’s fifth season, which gets underway in Riyadh on December 15.

Jaguar I-TYPE 3

Jaguar I-TYPE 3

Photo by: Jaguar Racing

2018/19 Formula E line-up so far:

Team Drivers
Nissan e.dams

Switzerland Sebastien Buemi

TBA

Audi

Brazil Lucas di Grassi

Germany Daniel Abt

Mahindra TBA
Virgin Racing

United Kingdom Sam Bird

TBA

Techeetah-DS

France Jean-Eric Vergne

Germany Andre Lotterer

Dragon

Argentina Jose Maria Lopez

TBA

Jaguar

New Zealand Mitch Evans

Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr

NIO TBA
Venturi

Brazil Felipe Massa

Italy Edoardo Mortara

Andretti-BMW

Portugal Antonio Felix da Costa

United Kingdom Alexander Sims

HWA TBA
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Series Formula E
Drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. , Mitch Evans
Teams Jaguar Racing Shop Now
Author Alex Kalinauckas
Article type Breaking news