DHL has launched a global partnership with the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Series, to transport race cars, ABB charging systems, garages, spare parts and technical equipment around the world.
In its inaugural season, the eTrophy will visit nine cities around the globe, and is the world’s first all-electric championship for production-based cars.
Jaguar Racing and DHL jointly developed a multi-modal logistics solution encompassing land, sea and airfreight to safely and efficiently deliver the race cars and championship equipment.
Through consultation, DHL was able to reduce the freight requirements from two aircraft to one Boeing 747-8F, with the two brands working together to develop bespoke packaging solutions to minimise freight and improve the ecological footprint.
Marion Barnaby, championship leader of the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy says: “We are proud to welcome DHL as the Global Logistics Partner of the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy series. As we follow the races around the world, the role of DHL is imperative to the success of our race series. They are global leaders in logistics and with an international championship travelling to four continents we have the best possible partner.”
Antonio Arranz, country manager for DHL Express Mexico says: “We’ve enjoyed a successful partnership with Formula E since September 2013 and it was natural to extend this partnership to include the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be driving the electrification journey with Jaguar, organising the logistics and shipping all of Jaguar’s eTrophy equipment around the world.”
Jaguar made history with the debut of the championship, which took place in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia in December 2018.