Jaguar has long been a leader in the automotive industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. On the cusp of an all-electric future, our involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship enables us to apply the lessons from the series and take sustainable electric performance from race to road.
Our electric powertrains are the future of driving, and innovations in Formula E accelerate the realisation of our vision to create a more sustainable, smarter driving experience. As part of this vision, and to mark World Environment Day, Jaguar TCS Racing has announced a number of sustainable refinements to the team’s all-electric race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6.
Jaguar partnered with Official Supplier AERO six months ago, and have adopted AERO’s advanced urethane film technology on the unique black, white and gold asymmetric livery of their race car. An alternative to traditional wrap, AERO’s trailblazing technology delivers a streamlined and sustainable manufacturing and application process. This creates minimal impact on the environment with no polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions, and it produces zero carbon dioxide (CO2). AERO’s wraps can also be recycled or upcycled at end of life, contributing to a more circular economy.
With the focus of this year’s World Environment Day on finding solutions to plastic pollution, AERO produces materials that can’t particulate and flow into rivers and oceans. This compares to the alarming statistic of an estimated 2.25 million tons of microplastic entering the ocean each year as a result of traditional paint.
THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE EFFICIENCY
Jaguar and long-standing Official EV Fluids Partner Castrol have been working together to develop solutions that support the future of electric vehicle efficiency and also demonstrate the capabilities of circularity. As a result of this work, re-refined Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid was successfully used in the team’s all-electric race cars at the 2023 Monaco E-Prix. Impressively, Jaguar TCS Racing became the first motorsport team in Formula E to claim the use of a more circular transmission fluid.
Castrol has used season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as a testing ground, with the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 a fast-paced laboratory trialling the comparable performance of a more circular transmission fluid. Following successful testing in Berlin, the more circular Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid was deployed in a high-performance environment at Monaco.
ALL-ELECTRIC LUXURY BRAND FROM 2025
As part of Jaguar’s commitment to becoming an all-electric luxury brand from 2025, it also aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039. By working closely with brands like AERO and Castrol, Jaguar TCS Racing provides a platform for testing and developing innovations that will benefit future road vehicle development and deliver a sustainable future.
As the world’s first net zero race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 demonstrates that high performance and sustainability can both be achieved. This is amply showcased in our first production all-electric performance SUV, Jaguar I‑PACE, which can take you from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. And this breathtaking performance happens in near-silence and with zero tailpipe emissions.