Jaguar, it seems, are all about the electricity these days, what with being the first premium manufacturer to enter Formula E in 2016 and the forthcoming launch of the new I-Pace.

To drive the point home even further, teh company has now created what it calls “the world’s first production battery electric vehicle race series.”

The Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY (everything has to have a small “e” now) will be the support series for the Formula E championship, taking place on the same weekends at the same city circuits, starting in late 2018.

Up to 20 electric I-Pace electric racing cars will be on the grid in the centre of 10 races in global cities such as Hong Kong, Paris, Sao Paolo and New York.

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Warwickshire, UK, will build the racing versions of the I-Pace, with the production version of the performance SUV hitting the streets in late 2018.

Technical specifications, race calendar and costs for the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will be released in 2018.

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