Jaguar reveals I-Pace racecar as plug-in Range Rovers confirmed

Frankfurt has been a busy show for Jaguar Land Rover as electric models have made headlines for of the group's brands. Jaguar is set to provide the hardware for a Formula E support series in the shape of the I-Pace eTrophy, while Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEVs are due by the end of the year.

Based on the I-Pace all-electric SUV, due towards the end of 2018, the I-Pace eTrophy race series will provide an 'arrive and drive' package for up to 20 drivers at each of the championship's ten races.

Racing on the same circuits as the Formula E series, the I-Pace race cars further show Jaguar Land Rover's commitment to electrification. With a works Formula E effort, the I-Pace due in a year's time, and today's (Tuesday 12th September) news on the imminent arrival of plug-in Range Rover models, the British marque is ramping up its plug-in plans.

Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: "The technology we are developing on the track allows us to deliver thrilling electric vehicles to our customers. The pace of change is exhilarating and we want to go above and beyond for our customers.

"From 2020 every new Jaguar Land Rover vehicle will be electrified. Customers will be able to choose from battery electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid power as well as ultra-clean petrol and diesel engines.

"Future mobility will not be boring. Our products will have passion and emotion as well as being distinctive, desirable and capable as they have always been and will stand out from the crowd."

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racecar

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:12th Sep 2017

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