The I-TYPE is Panasonic Jaguar Racing's all-electric Formula E race car. Designed to deliver the ultimate balance of power and efficiency, it accelerates from 0-60mph (0-100km/h) in 2.9 seconds and can regenerate up to 150kW of energy under braking to extend its range. Discover more about the car’s components below.
Throughout practice and qualifying sessions, maximum power is permitted. During races, however, power-saving mode will apply with the 'Push-to-Pass' system temporarily allowing maximum power for a limited period of 5 seconds.
The amount of energy that can be delivered to the Motor-Generator Unit (MGU) by the RESS is limited to 28 kw/h. This will be permanently monitored by the FIA.
Max Power (Limited):
200kW, equivalent to 270bhp
Race Mode (Power
170 kW, equivalent to 230bhp
Up to 200kW
0 - 100 km/h (62mph)
Minimum Weight (inc driver):
880kg (min)/ Batteries alone 320kg
Jaguar Racing's 200kW power unit is made up of a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) and a Motor Control Unit (MCU). Cased in lightweight carbon fibre, the MCU efficiently converts DC current from the battery into high density AC current, allowing the MGU to propel the car to its maximum speed of 140mph (225km/h).
Essential to fast lap times is precision handling, especially on Formula E's city centre race tracks. The I-TYPE is equipped with pushrod operated double wishbone front suspension, with twin dampers and torsion bars. At the rear is a coilover suspension system with four way dampers. The ride height, dampers, camber, toe and anti- roll bars are all adjustable to optimise the set up for each track.
As much as possible, drivers will reduce speed on the approach to a corner using regenerative braking. However, additional stopping power is also needed for lower speed corners. Any unwanted speed is immediately scrubbed off by the I-TYPE's carbon brakes, utilising two separate hydraulic systems to allow the driver to adjust the front to rear balance.
WHEELS & TYRES
Providing optimum grip at racing speeds in both wet and dry conditions is a set of bespoke 18” treaded Michelin tyres. Max width front - 260mm / rear 305mm Max Diameter – front 650mm / rear 690mm
To turn instant torque from the power unit into instant acceleration, the I-TYPE has a lightweight two gear Jaguar Racing Sequential Gearbox operated with a paddle shift. The gear ratios devised by Jaguar Racing provide the fastest, smoothest path from grid to top speed.
The Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) is a high voltage, liquid cooled battery that supplies energy to the Power Unit. Before the race it is charged externally, but is also charged during the race via regenerative braking that can harvest as much as seven lap's worth of energy during a race.
JAGUAR I‑PACE CONCEPT
The expertise and innovation we develop for our Formula E race cars is coming to the road in the second half of 2018.
The I-PACE Concept is a preview of Jaguar's first all-electric production car, a five-seater sports car that delivers 700Nm instant torque, 294kW and 0-100km/h in around 4 seconds.
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