Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the 1km course on Coniston Water. 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.
The team will attempt further world and national records over the next 18 months as part of a major initiative to push the boundaries of performance and to showcase British engineering.
Malcolm Crease, CEO of Jaguar Vector Racing, said: ‘After 12 months of hard work, this is an extraordinary result for the team and our partners and a major first step in bringing the power and versatility of electrification to the marine industry. It is an 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.’