Jaguar Land Rover has officially adopted the new Gen3 Formula E rules which will keep the Jaguar Racing team on the grid until 2025-26.
The Jaguar Racing team has already announced its commitment to the new rules for the 2022-23 season ahead of the Rome E-Prix in April.
In this way, they participated in the first meeting of the technical working group on Gen3 cars, which will increase to 470 hp and will be 120 kg lighter.
This meant Jaguar Racing had access to FIA data from parts suppliers Spark Racing Technology (chassis), Williams Advanced Engineering (battery) and Hankook (tyres) to begin preliminary design work.
But Jaguar Land Rover’s racing team has yet to make its final decision on the Gen3 era, and it is unclear whether it will join Mahindra, DS Automobiles, Porsche, Nissan and NIO, who have confirmed it will continue.
As of today, the decision has been made official. This official decision is in line with Jaguar’s plan to develop an all-electric road car from 2025.
JLR CEO Thierry Bollore said: “The Gen3 Formula E era will be the start of an exciting new chapter for the electric world championship.”
“This has already proven to be a good place to design, test and develop new sustainable technologies at a good pace.”
With Jaguar Land Rover’s decision, Mercedes remains the only manufacturer that has not announced what it will do next year. Audi and BMW will already leave the series after the current season.
The series is expected to continue after Dragon Penske Autosport announced that its technical partner Bosch will develop the Gen3 power unit, but they have not yet made any official confirmation.
Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle added: “Jaguar is an important brand for the future of electric luxury cars.”
“The commitment of one of our leading sponsors, Jaguar Racing, to the Gen3 era is a testament to our shared purpose.”
Jaguar Racing driver Sam Bird is in first place in the drivers’ championship ahead of the last four races, and in third place in the constructors’ championship.
Sam Bird, Jaguar Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 5, Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 5
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