Electrified, Graduate, People, Undergraduate

Graduate Electric Racing Team

After a very successful season last year and with over 100 cars attending this race, the pressure was on but the team certainly delivered in true Driven Style. Their lead car, named Zev, continued to set the pace taking the chequered flag with a huge 2.5 minute gap to the second place car.

The Driven team is made up of graduates, undergraduates and apprentices. It has been running for the last 10 years and in that time each team has designed, built and raced their own electric race car. This season they are racing two cars, ZeV and D-17, that run off a 24V DC motor powered by two 12V batteries and are built completely from scratch by the team.

The series is run by the Greenpower Education Trust, which is backed by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). The organisation predominantly works to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through a challenge to design build and race an electric car.

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Next Generation Formula E Car

Unveiled at the London Design Museum, the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 replaces the I-TYPE 2, with the team hoping the bold new technology and innovation will propel them to the front of the pack. As part of the ‘Race to Innovate’ mission, Panasonic Jaguar Racing has developed the entire powertrain in-house meaning the car is more efficient that the outgoing model.

The biggest improvement to the new Jaguar and all the Formula E cars is the battery technology, as the cars will last the duration of the race without a swap mid-way through the race.

Team Director James Barclay said: “We expect the introduction of the new Generation 2 Formula E race cars and revised sporting regulations to result in a very close season of racing. We believe we are the first team to develop our powertrain entirely in-house, this gives us ultimate control in terms of design and development, and we hope this will put us at a competitive advantage.”

Season five marks the next chapter for Jaguar Racing’s electrification journey, as the I-TYPE 3 will be joined on the grid by the first all-electric production support series – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY championship.