Jaguar EV Racing Series to Fold

May 21, 2020

Jaguar has announced that its all-electric racing series, the i-Pace eTrophy series will fold at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.

The production-based series was founded in 2016 as a support series for the FIA Formula E Championship.

“The series has realized many of the targets we set out to achieve. However, during these unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic, we have reviewed our strategy and made the decision to withdraw the Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy series after two successful seasons,” said James Barclay, Jaguar Racing team director. “We remain fully committed to electric motorsport and our Jaguar Racing Formula E program as an important part of our transition to electric mobility and Destination Zero. I’m looking forward to the Formula E and eTrophy seasons resuming if and when it is safe for our team, partners and fans to do so.”

According to Jaguar, the series helped in the development of a software update for all existing i-Pace owners that delivered up to 12 miles of additional real-world range on a full charge. The update uses race-derived enhancements to optimize battery management, thermal systems and all-wheel drive torque delivery to increase range.