JAGUAR VECTOR RACING BREAKS MARITIME ELECTRIC WORLD SPEED RECORD
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JAGUAR VECTOR RACING BREAKS MARITIME ELECTRIC WORLD SPEED RECORD

Date: 11 Jul 2018 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Jaguar South Africa
Source: Jaguar South Africa
  • New world and national records of 142.60km/h set by Jaguar Vector Racing V20E
  • Breaking previous electric best of 123.59km/h set in 2008
  • Developed in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering using Formula E power, motor and control system technology
Pretoria, 15 June 201 –Jaguar Vector Racing has broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 142.60km/h 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 said:
“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 said:
“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 said:
“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.”
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