GKN has agreed a multi-year partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
GKN has agreed a multi-year partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

GKN has agreed a multi-year partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing to provide design, manufacturing and consultancy services to the Formula E team.

This includes driveshafts, differentials and the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for the team’s Formula E race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE.

The companies’ partnership dates back to 1935 when GKN supplied driveline technology to the first SS Jaguar saloon. Currently, GKN supplies Jaguar modelswith a range of driveline technologies, including CV joints and all-wheel drive systems.

‘We have been following the development of Formula E since its inception and have been impressed by how quickly the series has established itself as a competitive and exciting racing series,’ said Phil Swash, GKN driveline chief executive officer. ‘GKN is excited to be involved in this electric technology showcase and to continue its activities in global motorsport.’

This story is reprinted from material from GKNwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.