Sky News understands from ‘a source close to the company’ that a press conference will be held next Tuesday to confirm JLR’s entrance into the series.
Formula E boss Alejandro Agag recently told Current E, a media website for Formula E, that two major car manufacturers will be joining the third Formula E season next year.
The motorsport championship’s first season began in Beijing in September 2014 and was a world first in fully electric racing with Renault, Peugeot, Audi and Citroen (DS) all having a presence in the series.
This would mark a return to motorsport for the Jaguar name who last competed in 2000-2004 Formula 1 seasons.
The sport has ten teams, each with two drivers, that race on temporary city-circuits in ten cities around the world that include Moscow, Paris, Mexico City and London, which hosts a double-header season finale in July.
The Formula E site explains that it ‘aims to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating interest in these cars and promoting clear energy and sustainability.’
We will wait and see next Tuesday.