Panasonic Jaguar Racing received the first Climate Champion Award because they demonstrated race-to-road technology transfer with the official support series, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. The award ceremony took place on Sunday, July 14, 2019, after the last Formula E race of the season in New York.
The special thing about the I-PACE eTROPHY is that 20 identical Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racing cars compete against each other. The crowning glory of the champion is determined even more by the drivers, their driving styles and how they use the available battery power. The ten races take place in some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Those who watch the car from the stands and on TV and like it can buy the Jaguar I-PACE. This paves the way for a clean, safe and sustainable future.
Everything the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team learns on the racetrack directly benefits Jaguar's electric vehicles. This brings Jaguar closer to its goal of Destination Zero (zero emissions, zero accidents and no traffic jams). James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, is delighted with the award and is proud to be the first recipient of the Climate Champion Award with his team.
What is the Climate Champion Award?
The Climate Champion Award is supported by The Climate Group. It is an international nonprofit organization that specializes in bold and effective climate and energy initiatives by leading corporations, states, and regional governments. With this award, The Climate Group recognizes dedicated teams that drive climate protection and help them achieve their goals for a cleaner planet.
Formel E is working with The Climate Group to spread the message of the EV100. EV100 is a global initiative that brings together forward-thinking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the norm by 2030.