Envision to run Jaguar powertrains in Formula E’s Gen 3 era

Envision Racing will run Jaguar powertrains when Formula E embarks on its Gen 3 era from the 2022/23 season.
Envision to run Jaguar powertrains in Formula E’s Gen 3 era

With Audi stepping away from the all-electric series at the end of last season, this left Envision with no powertrain supplier for next year.

The two British outfits will join forces from next season as Formula E introduces a switch to a new, more efficient car which will have 350kW at the rear.

It will be the first time Jaguar has supplied another team since making its debut in the championship back in 2016.

Speaking of the announcement, Envision Racing team boss Sylvain Filippi said: “Jaguar and their factory team have 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.”

Jaguar team principal James Barclay added: “I am proud to announce that we will supply Envision Racing with our Jaguar powertrain in Gen3. They are one of the most competitive teams in Formula E and it’s an honour that they were set on using our powertrain technology in this new era of FIA Formula E. We look forward to working and achieving further successes together in the future. 

“I have a huge amount of respect for Sylvain and his team – they are the perfect fit for Jaguar. We are both fully committed to Formula E. The Gen3 era of racing is going to push the boundaries of electric vehicle technology in a high-performance racing environment.

“Envision Racing will be able to optimise their own software for the powertrain so we remain rivals on track. However, 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.”

The Formula E season continues this weekend in Mexico City on February 12.

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