TCS partners with Jaguar Land Rover to foray into Formula E racing
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced a partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to join British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner prior to the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The racing team will be called Jaguar TCS Racing.
Through the multi-year alliance, the Indian IT services company and Jaguar Land Rover will develop a dynamic platform that will fuel research and innovation, while also guiding towards advanced ideas along with electric vehicles (EV) techniques.
Thierry Bolloré — CEO of Jaguar Land Rover and Chairman of Jaguar Land Rover Motorsport said: “I would like to extend my welcome to Tata Consultancy Services. This partnership is a perfect example of the synergies that exist within the Tata group. Motorsport is the ultimate challenge and to succeed in this highly competitive arena you must excel in all areas.
“Technology, innovation, agility, unity, and teamwork are all important learnings which we can implement across the company and wider group. I recognise these benefits and want to make sure that our future motorsport activity structure is set-up for maximum success.”
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will draw on its expertise in the field of technology transformation, as well as its experience of working with top players in the EV value chain to help Jaguar TCS Racing become a catalyst for electrification with an objective to advance towards low carbon emissions and sustainable mobility.
The partnership will enable the creative application of data and insights gained from racing to influence the overall growth, development, and evolution of the entire electric vehicle ecosystem.
Rajesh Gopinathan — CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and join forces as Jaguar TCS Racing to harness collective knowledge and to innovate for a sustainable future for all.
“As the world races towards electrification, this collaboration will pave the way for the adoption of advanced technologies, utilization of cleaner energy, and the evolution of novel business models. Our efforts will go beyond business to make a lasting impact on people, communities, and the planet.”
The foray of Tata Consultancy Services into Formula E racing adds to its international portfolio of sports sponsorships that include major running events such as TCS London Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, and TCS Amsterdam Marathon among others.