Water can’t stop electric cars!
During the 2018 Invictus Games Sydney on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, 24 competitors from 12 countries had a chance to prove themselves in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.
Drivers got the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and were required to perform challenging tasks in three different categories, including a slalom in the water.
- The canoe slalom was held in a bespoke water tank full of color coded gates
- followed by a precision zone
- and a smart cones event.
Jaguar, from the very beginning, was advertising its first electric car as capable of driving in light terrain and even across a small brook.
The Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Jaguar, from the very beginning, was advertising its first electric car as capable of driving in light terrain and even across small water.
In the case of the latest challange, the best teams were:
- French Team (Arci/Rachin)
- Australia Team (McGrath/Reynolds)
- UK Team (Bingley/Perkins)
“The competition comprised three different challenges to test; competitor driver skills, navigational ability, plus observation and teamwork to determine the winning nation.”
There was plenty of anticipation for this unique event on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour amongst competitors. Many people, family, friends and media who were on the island.
Teamwork and accuracy is more important than speed in the event that reflects the importance of driving across the armed forces.
Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived presented the medals to the top teams. The French Team (Arci/Rachin) won gold, Australia (McGrath/Reynolds) the silver, and Team UK (Bingley/Perkins) the bronze.