Jaguar Land Rover to enter Formula E – report
Source : Jaguar Land Rover to enter Formula E – report
Sky News claims JLR is actually set to announce an entry into the Formula E championship next week, paving the way to the firm doing electric cars
If announced on Tuesday as Sky News claims, the move will mark a return to frontline motorsport for a Jaguar team for initially since the idea left Formula 1 in 2004. The JLR team would certainly run as Jaguar.
More importantly, however, the move into Formula E is actually set to act as a stepping stone towards JLR producing electric cars. However, Sky News claims no timetable for the launch of an electric car will be given at the press conference, citing a source close to the company.
Jaguar is actually likely to work closely on the Formula E entry with Williams Advanced Engineering, with whom the idea has worked with on advanced technology on the Jaguar C-X75 hypercar concept.
Formula E will act as a live test bed for brand new electric technologies for JLR along with also will allow the firm to position itself as a maker of green technologies.
Autocar reported last month which Jaguar is actually set to show an electric concept car at the 2016 Paris motor show. The production edition will go on sale in 2017 as a rival to the Tesla product X. A radically styled crossover, the brand new Jaguar is actually understood to have a 300-mile range, a £60,000 cost tag along with also a look inspired by the C-X75.
different manufacturers with entries in Formula E include Audi, Peugeot along with also Renault. The FIA-backed championship is actually right now in its second season, having a round being held in London’s Battersea Park last season.
JLR will not be commenting on the Sky News reports.
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