Jaguar unveils I-Type Formula E electric racer

Jaguar is committed to electrifying its lineup but it’s first electric car isn’t a production model.

Rather, it’s a race car for the third season (2016/2017) of the Formula E Championship which gets underway in Hong Kong on October 9.

The new race car is called the Jaguar I-Type 1, and it will be fielded by Jaguar’s own Formula E team Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Heading the team is Gerd Mäuser.

The team will run two cars, with Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans doing the driving and Ho-Pin Tung serving as reserve. The three have extensive motorsport experience, including stints in the World Endurance Championship and former A1GP.