Jaguar Formula E renews technical partnership

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Jaguar Racing’s Formula E (FE) team has confirmed a long-term partnership renewal with global automotive technology company GKN Automotive.

GKN Automotive says it will continue to work closely with JR’s other technical partners on the design, manufacturing and software development of the team’s powertrain. This will include having software engineers based at the team’s headquarters, while the company’s expertise in areas such as motor and inverter cooling will be an area of particular focus.

James Barclay, Jaguar Racing team director, commented, “We are extremely pleased that GKN Automotive will continue the valued partnership with Jaguar Racing. As a key technical partner, their expertise and facilities will play a key role in supporting the performance of the team and the I-Type 5.

“The partnership goes beyond the race team as GKN Automotive also plays an important part in developing automotive products across a variety of Jaguar Land Rover models. Together we’ve had a very successful partnership over the last three years, and we look forward to continued success in the future.”

Liam Butterworth, CEO, GKN Automotive, added, “Pushing our technologies to the limits on the race track will speed up innovations, further advancing know-how. Therefore, I’m delighted that our expert eDrive engineers will be working in the Jaguar Racing team.”

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