Jaguar confirm commitment to Formula E GEN4 era

Jaguar have been part of Formula E since 2016 and will remain committed to the all-electric series until Season 16 in 2030

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On the eve of the 2024 Monaco E-Prix, Jaguar have declared its commitment to the Formula E World Championship for the GEN4 era and through to at least the end of the 2030 season, ensuring Jaguar‘s participation up to Season 16, reinforcing the brand’s strategic shift towards complete electrification by 2025.

The forthcoming GEN4 era, starting in 2026, represents the pinnacle of technological advancement in Formula E, promising to deliver the fastest and most advanced racing cars in the championship’s history. With regeneration capacities peaking at 700kW and power outputs potentially surging to 600kW, GEN4 is set to revolutionise the landscape of electric motorsport.

Jaguar has been a formidable presence in Formula E since its entry in Season 3 (2016/17). Over eight seasons, the team has celebrated 13 victories, secured 37 podium finishes, and claimed eight pole positions from more than 100 race starts. 

Jaguar Reaffirms Formula E Commitment 

James Barclay, Managing Director of JLR Motorsport and Team Principal of Jaguar TCS Racing, expressed enthusiasm about the renewed commitment to Formula E.

“This is great news for Jaguar TCS Racing and for Jaguar,” Barclay said in a statement. “As a team, we recently celebrated our 100th race in Formula E and, with Jaguar being reimagined as a pure-electric brand from 2025, the timing couldn’t be better. 

“Our commitment to the next, GEN4 era of Formula E is a clear demonstration of the JLR Board’s confidence in the value of competition at the highest level, our race to innovate ethos and, importantly, how this aligns perfectly with our wider Reimagine business strategy.”

Jeff Dodds, CEO of Formula E, also commented on the partnership and reaffirmed his hope of GEN4 in Formula E becoming a defining point for the championship and motorsport at a whole. 

“We are thrilled that Jaguar TCS Racing is committing to the GEN4 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” Dodds said. “Jaguar’s dedication to innovation and sustainability perfectly aligns with our mission to redefine the future of racing. 

“As we look forward to the exciting advancements that the GEN4 era promises, Jaguar’s continued partnership underscores the significant impact that Formula E has had on the development of electric vehicle technology.”

Alejandro Agag, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, James Barclay, and Jeff Dodds | Jaguar TCS Racing
Alejandro Agag, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, James Barclay, and Jeff Dodds | Jaguar TCS Racing

The Road to Sustainable Racing

The announcement was made alongside the unveiling of the GEN3 Evo model, which is set to compete in Seasons 11 and 12. This step marks another milestone in the evolution of Formula E, paving the way for the GEN4 technology. 

As the motorsport community gears up for the 2024 Monaco E-Prix, all eyes will be on Jaguar as they continue to push the boundaries of electric racing, driving innovation on the track that translates into real-world benefits for future electric vehicles.

This strategic move not only reinforces Jaguar’s legacy in electric motorsport but also sets the stage for a transformative era in automotive technology, making a compelling case for the fusion of high-stakes competition with sustainable practices.

John Smith
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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