Jaguar Returns to Global Motorsport
Jaguar has announced their return to global Motorsport. Starting Fall 2016, Jaguar will enter FIA Formula E, the world's first global single-seater Championship for electric powered vehicles.
"I am proud to announce Jaguar's return to racing with an entry into the innovative FIA Formula E championship. Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover's future product portfolio," says Nick Rodgers, Group Engineering Director for Jaguar Land Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover employs over 8,000 engineers that will be working closely with the race operations team. Williams Advanced Engineering will be Technical Partner to the Jaguar Formula E Team and provide extensive Motorsport knowledge and high-performance EV systems experience. Williams also partnered with Jaguar on the development of the C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept car.
When asked about the partnership, Chief Executive Officer for Formula E Alejandro Aga said, "We are delighted to welcome Jaguar to Formula E. Jaguar is a brand with a rich sporting heritage and the fact that it is returning to global Motorsport with Formula E is a huge endorsement of the championship and its ability to influence the development of electric cars."
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