Over the last two seasons, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY has produced some incredible racing around the world and has been a valuable addition to the Formula E schedule. Along with our valued entrants and series partners, we are proud of having created a true world-first with the I-PACE eTROPHY. Together we have pioneered battery electric vehicle racing. We would like to thank them for joining us on this journey and turning the vision into reality, helping show the industry what is possible in terms of electrification in motorsport.
“The series has realised many of the targets we set out to achieve. However, during these unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic, we have reviewed our strategy and made the decision to withdraw the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series after two successful seasons.
“We remain fully committed to electric motorsport and our Jaguar Racing Formula E programme as an important part of our transition to electric mobility and Destination Zero. I’m looking forward to the Formula E and eTROPHY seasons resuming if and when it is safe for our team, partners and fans to do so…
This stable demand for EVs saw the Tesla Model 3 become the nation’s best-selling car in April with 658 examples sold. The second best-selling car was another EV, the Jaguar I-Pace with 367 units. It is understood the Model 3’s sales figures come largely as a result of the fulfillment of orders taken online prior to the lockdown.
The forthcoming all-electric replacement for the Jaguar XJ saloon is drawing closer to production. The all-new model is due to be revealed at the end of 2020, where it will act as a pure electric alternative to Mercedes S-Class – which will soon gain an electric sibling in the form of the upcoming EQS saloon.
The nomination represents two historic firsts, as it was the first time an electric vehicle has won the event in its 34-year history, and the first time a Jaguar has taken overall honours. The award was presented in another first for the competition, as due to the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown regulations the ceremony was held virtually with a live video stream.
In addition to winning the overall Car of the Year, the Jaguar I-PACE EV400 AWD SE was also named best Premium Car by an expert panel comprising members of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ).
The automaker’s total retail sales in the fourth quarter of the earlier financial year were at 1,09,869 vehicles, dropping 30.9 per cent as compared with the January-March period of the financial year 2018-19, the automaker said.
According to the release, despite the increase of coronavirus crisis, retail sales of the new Range Rover Evoque increased 24.7 per cent year-on-year and sales of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE showed increase of 40 per cent.
The quietness of EVs can be a safety issue for pedestrians who place more emphasis on sound cues over visuals to navigate busy urban streets. Most of the noise from EVs is created from the whirling of the quiet electric motors, tire noise, and wind resistance.
As such, regulators around the world are mandating EVs have a minimum sound level to provide adequate audible warning to pedestrians and other road users. This presents car makers with an opportunity that they are capitalizing on to differentiate and accentuate the brands emotional appeal.
Nissan isn’t the only one who has gone into the recording studio to find their unique sound. Brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have already begun working with some of the world’s most talented musicians to help craft the sound of their EVs.
Jaguar has tapped the mind of Atlanta-based electronic sound designer Richard Devine to create the engine and interface sounds for the Jaguar I-Pace, the brand’s first all-electric car. Devine, along with Jaguar Land Rover NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) Technical Specialist, Iain Suffield, developed the full audio language of its new electric car. […]