15 July 2019

  • The Climate Group and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship presented the first Climate Champion Award to Panasonic Jaguar Racing
  • This sustainability award recognises efforts in advancing the fight against climate change with ambition, innovation and pace within the Formula E ecosystem
  • The award was presented to Panasonic Jaguar Racing, team director, James Barclay at the ABB FIA Formula E end of season awards last night in New York Cit

Panasonic Jaguar Racing has been awarded the first Climate Champion Award at the end of season ABB FIA Formula E Championship awards ceremony which took place in New York last night.

The judges highlighted that Panasonic Jaguar Racing has shown a clear race-to-road technological transfer with the official support series to the championship, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. The game-changing all-electric performance SUV has been modified specifically for the track, but those watching from the grandstands and on TV can purchase the Jaguar I-PACE, demonstrating the rapid advancements of electric vehicle technology.

The Jaguar I-PACE pioneered the move to a vision of a clean, safe and sustainable future and is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. What the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team learn on the track will directly benefit Jaguar’s future electric vehicles. They will feature innovative technologies, improved performance and be even more efficient. Jaguar’s move towards Destination Zero (zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion) will safeguard the future of motorsport, mobility and the planet. We are incredibly proud to be the first recipient of the Climate Champion Award.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director
The Climate Group and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship presented the first Climate Champion Award to Panasonic Jaguar Racing

The Climate Champion Award is supported by The Climate Group, an award-winning, international non-profit organization specialising in bold and high-impact climate and energy initiatives with the world’s leading businesses, states and regional governments. The Climate Group’s work is at the forefront of ambitious climate action - with a mission to catalyse climate leadership in government and businesses to accelerate the shift to a prosperous and thriving net-zero future for all.

This award celebrates the team that is accelerating climate action, and Jaguar is truly a Climate Champion for their work in the electric vehicle revolution. Jaguar plays an important role in the increased demand for clean transport; their commitment and drive towards an electric future is the ambition all businesses should follow in order to achieve a cleaner planet.

Helen Clarkson
CEO of The Climate Group

Formula E works with The Climate Group to spread the message of EV100, and continues to be the platform for manufacturers to test and develop road-relevant technologies in an exciting and competitive environment.

We are racing against climate change so it’s time to act now, so congratulations to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. We are delighted to see Panasonic Jaguar Racing being recognised for its pioneering work in advancing EV adoption worldwide. They share the same philosophy as the ABB FIA Formula E Championship - pushing technology and inspiring people to drive electric, showcasing their own innovative and all-electric SUVs.

Julia Palle
Senior Sustainability Consultant at Formula E

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Victoria Monk, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7392 106 923 Email:


Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005 Email:

Notes to Editors


Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series.

Jaguar’s Formula E programme will create tangible R&D benefits for the electrification of future Jaguar and Land Rover road cars and is designed around the team’s founding principle, ‘Race to Innovate’.

Manufacturers can design their own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension. Common components across all teams to control costs include the carbon fibre chassis and battery. The focus is on developing electric vehicle powertrains.

ABB Formula E unveiled earlier this year the Generation 2 racecars. Teams will now have one racecar per driver, and no longer be required to make the mandatory car swap.

Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the

world’s major cities including Riyadh, Hong Kong, Sanya, Monaco, Rome, Paris and ending in a double-header weekend in New York.