Electric I-pace race se­ries to sup­port For­mula E from 2018

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Jaguar will launch the I-pace etro­phy race se­ries, the first Fia-backed pro­duc­tion bat­tery electric ve­hi­cle race se­ries.

Fea­tur­ing mod­i­fied race ver­sions of the up­com­ing electric I-pace SUV, it will be the sup­port se­ries for the FIA For­mula E cham­pi­onship, start­ing in late 2018.

With up to 20 I-pace race cars on the grid, Jaguar said the move would give fu­ture For­mula E stars the chance to race. It will also help pro­mote the I-pace, which is Jaguar’s first electric car. Jaguar en­tered the For­mula E se­ries in 2016.

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