NEW ELECTRIC SPEED RECORD


Barry 2018-06-28

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 new world and national records broke the previous electric best of 76.8mph set in 2008 

Developed in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced The battery powered F1 tunnel boat was developed using Formula E technology

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.

 “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”, says Malcolm Crease, CEO, Jaguar Vector Racing.

Williams Advanced Engineering have supported this new world record by Jaguar Vector Racing by using their knowledge of electrification to provide the boat’s electric power, motor and control systems. Their experience from powering the entire Formula E grid for the past four seasons of racing and their ongoing partnership with Jaguar in the ABB FIA Formula E championship provided the technical and operational platform required to achieve this result.

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