Called the Off Grid Battery Energy Storage System (ESS), it provides zero-emission power in places where grid access is limited or unavailable.

Jaguar’s engineering team has partnered with Pramac to develop a zero-emission energy storage unit powered by pre-owned Jaguar I-PACE batteries sourced from prototype and technical test vehicles.

Pramac’s technology, called the Off Grid Battery Energy Storage System (ESS), is based on lithium-ion cells from Jaguar I-PACE batteries that last half a second. limited or unavailable.

To demonstrate its capabilities, the unit helped Jaguar TCS Racing prepare for the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship during testing in the UK and Spain, where it was used to utilize the team’s advanced diagnostic equipment that monitors the performance of the race cars, and to provide auxiliary power to the Jaguar pit garage.

Jaguar TCS Racing’s testing and validation of the Off Grid Battery ESS is a demonstration of the cyclical technology transfer from race to road to race. Lessons from Jaguar TCS Racing previously led to a software-over-the-air (SOTA) update for I-PACE customers that delivered real-world ranges of up to 20km – and now further use cases for the Off Grid Battery ESS around the schedule of the racing team are judged.

The flagship ESS system has a capacity of up to 125 kWh – more than enough to fully charge Jaguar’s multi-award-winning all-electric I-PACE performance SUV, or to power a regular family home for a week. The unit is charged by solar panels and is a self-contained solution consisting of a battery system coupled to a bi-directional converter and the associated control management systems.

The units are available for commercial rental and are equipped with charging sockets for type 2 electric vehicles with dynamic control and a power of up to 22 kW AC to allow charging of electric vehicles.

Giving batteries a second life after they have been removed from vehicles can prevent premature recycling and create a safe supply of rare materials. The state-of-the-art 90 kWh lithium-ion battery in the Jaguar I-PACE delivers up to 294 kW and 696 Nm of instant torque, enabling acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

The battery has also been engineered for durability to match its excellent performance and efficiency, and I-PACE customers benefit from an 8-year or 160,000 km battery warranty, during which the state of health must maintain at least 70 percent.

This advanced engineering makes the I-PACE battery perfect for second- or even third-life applications in low-energy situations, once the battery status drops below the stringent requirements of an electric vehicle. When the battery finally reaches the end of its useful life, it will be 95 percent recyclable.

In addition to collaborating with industry leaders such as Pramac, Jaguar TCS Racing has committed its long-term future to the Gen3 era of Formula E. The team will further help Jaguar Land Rover develop new sustainable technologies, and work with its partners to setting standards for quality. and support Jaguar’s renaissance as an all-electric luxury brand from 2025.

Andrew Whitworth, Battery Manager, Circular Economy Team at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “This announcement is a great example of how we will work with industry leaders to realize our sustainable future and realize a truly circular economy. We are delighted to be working with Pramac to use Jaguar I-PACE second-life batteries to provide portable zero-emissions power and the support of Jaguar TCS Racing this season was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate what these units are capable of .”

James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal said: “Formula E is the world’s first net carbon neutral sport since its inception. Jaguar TCS Racing is always looking to improve our carbon footprint and using the storage system provides us with an innovative renewable energy solution to test. The use of pre-owned Jaguar I-PACE batteries completes this sustainable cycle and demonstrates the team’s Race To Innovate mission.”

Danny Jones, Director, Pramac, said: “We have been privileged to work so closely with Jaguar Land Rover, who have been a tremendously supportive partner in our journey to successfully build a robust product and commercially viable business case with using second-hand EV modules.”

He added: “This adds a new element to the sustainability story as a manufacturer of energy-efficient and carbon-reducing technology. We look forward to continuing the journey with Jaguar Land Rover, providing innovative charging infrastructure solutions to support the electrification of their industry-leading vehicles.”

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