Why Jaguar's tie-up with Envision goes beyond the Formula E arena
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Why Jaguar's tie-up with Envision goes beyond the Formula E arena

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Jaguar will supply Envision with powertrains for Formula E's Gen3 regulations commencing in 2023, a development that both hope will allow them to replicate the success of Mercedes and Venturi's current agreement. But for both British brands, the tie-up has a wider significance beyond electric-powered single-seaters

It was an inevitability that the Envision team would have to find a new Formula E powertrain supplier for the upcoming Gen3 regulations. It was perhaps also inevitable that the British team, formerly the Virgin squad, would elect to tie up with Jaguar following the climax of its four-year partnership with Audi.

Audi, which departed Formula E at the end of last season as a works entity, elected to keep supplying Envision with its powertrains for one more year; after all, the hardware was all homologated last year, so the Volkswagen AG subsidiary wasn't going to be frittering away money on development. Instead, the only real outlay for the 2021-22 season was to build and supply the hardware, something Envision was already paying for. But that's not going to continue into the third-generation formula of cars expected next year.

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