JUNE 18, 2018

Jaguar Vector Racing Sets World Electric Boat Speed Record

 

• New world and national records of 88.61mph set by Jaguar Vector Racing V20E.
• Breaking previous electric best of 76.8mph set in 2008.
• Developed in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner
Williams Advanced Engineering using Formula E technology.


London, UK, Friday 15 June 2018
Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed
records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded
an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course
on Coniston Water, England.
The electric boat was designed and constructed by Jaguar Vector in partnership with
Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering. Jaguar Vector
co-founder and technical director Peter Dredge piloted the V20E.
Following Jaguar’s announcement in October 2017 to become the exclusive title
partner of Vector, the team will attempt further world and national records over the
next 18 months as part of a major initiative to push the boundaries of performance
and to showcase British engineering.
Malcolm Crease, CEO, Jaguar Vector Racing:
“After 12 months of hard work, this is a fantastic result for the team and our partners
and a great first step in bringing the power and versatility of electrification to the
marine industry. It is a great honour for the Vector team to follow in the footsteps
of Donald Campbell CBE and to set a world record on the historic Coniston Water.”
Mark Cameron, Director of Experiential Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover:
“Congratulations to Jaguar Vector Racing for setting a new benchmark for an electric
boat with this world record. Jaguar is at the forefront of electrification technology
and our mission is to ‘Race To Innovate’ on track and on the water. Thank you to the
whole team and our technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering for successfully
transferring the technology we are using in Formula E with Panasonic Jaguar Racing
from racecar to power boat.”


Craig Wilson, Managing Director, Williams Advanced Engineering:
“Williams Advanced Engineering is proud to have supported this new world record
by Jaguar Vector Racing by using our award-winning knowledge of electrification
to provide the boat’s electric power, motor and control systems. Our experience
from powering the entire Formula E grid for the past four seasons of racing and
our ongoing partnership with Jaguar in the ABB FIA Formula E championship
provided the technical and operational platform required to achieve this fantastic
result. Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful achievement.”


For further press information:
Vector
Christine Gorham
Head of Communications
Jaguar Vector Racing
christine.gorham@vectorworld.com
+44 7770 914127
www.jaguarvectorracing.com


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