Here's Jaguar's electric racecar, debuting in new Formula E series 2018

Here's Jaguar's electric racecar, debuting in new Formula E series 2018

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will join the FE package for the 2018/19 season, when it will become FE's first dedicated support category.

Maybe that will be enough to drum up some attention for the I-Pace eTrophy and electric racing in general.

In concept form, the electric Jaguar I-Pace makes 395 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, enough to hit 60 miles per hour in about 4 seconds.

Each race will last about 30 minutes, with up to 20 I-Pace race cars competing in this 10-race series.

Up to 20 electric I-PACE racecars will be on the grid in the centre of 10 races in global cities such as Hong Kong, Paris, Sao Paolo and NY, giving future Formula E stars the chance to race in the world-first series. They will be based on Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle, the I-PACE performance SUV, which will hit the streets in late 2018.

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'I'm looking forward to seeing a full grid of I-Pace race cars in late 2018, soon after the first I-Pace road auto hits the streets in Europe, ' said Mäuser, adding, 'Ultimately, this innovative series will serve to enhance the technology used in our future electric vehicles and benefit our customers. But we have to admit that I-Pace race auto looks pretty dang cool.

The first person to show interest in that offer was Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, who said that he would relish the chance to take part in the new series.

He added: "Ultimately, this innovative series will enhance the technology in our future electric vehicles and benefit our customers". The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will bring more entertainment for fans in-between sessions and will be a further testament to the advances in battery technology and exciting electric performance.

While details of the technical specification, calendar and price will not be confirmed until next year, Jaguar's announcement that it will be a 10-round series suggests it will feature at all FE events. Coincidentally, the 2018-19 Formula E season will also be the first in which the single-seater racers will be required to complete an entire race with one vehicle, rather than the range-enforced auto swaps we've seen up until now.

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