Jaguar powertrains will power Envision Racing when Formula E enters its Gen 3 era in the 2022/23 season.
Envision Racing has signed a multi-year agreement with Jaguar TCS Racing to provide the team with powertrains for the upcoming 2022/23 Generation 3 era.
The two British teams will work together starting next season, when Formula E switches to a new, more efficient chassis with 350kW at the back.
This comes after Audi exited the Formula E series at the end of last season, leaving Envision without a powertrain supplier for the coming season.
Over the years in the all-electric series, Envision Racing and Jaguar TCS Racing have had close competition. Additionally, Sam Bird has driven for both teams after joining Jaguar TCS in the 2020/21 season coming from Envision.
This will mark the first time Jaguar has supplied another team since it debuted in the championship in 2016.
“We are pleased to announce that we will supply Envision Racing with our Jaguar Formula E powertrain in Gen3,” said James Barclay, Managing Director at Jaguar Land Rover Motorsport.
“They are one of the most competitive teams in Formula E and it’s an honour that they want to use Jaguar’s powertrain technology in this new era of FIA Formula E.”
“We look forward to working and achieving further successes together in the future… We have a huge amount of respect for Sylvain and all of the Envision Racing team – they are an ideal customer team for Jaguar.“
“Envision Racing will be able to optimise their own performance so we remain rivals on track. We race to innovate together and I’m excited to see four Jaguar powered Formula E race cars line up on the grid alongside each other next season.“
Speaking of the announcement, Envision Racing team boss Sylvain Filippi said: “Jaguar and their factory team have been one of our fiercest competitors in Formula E since they joined the Championship in 2016.”
“The team’s advanced powertrain technology and overall commitment to its Formula E programme made them the most attractive option to us.”
“Formula E is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, inspiring and exciting the next generation of motorsport fans in cities across the globe,” Filippi continued. “But more exciting is the fact it is arguably the most collaborative sport in the world because we recognise the role that we can play in solving one of the biggest problems of our time in the race against climate change.“