The beleaguered Trulli Formula E team will not continue in the championship, which is poised to confirm its withdrawal before next weekend's Punta del Este ePrix.
Eighteen cars will contest the remainder of the 2015/16 season before a replacement entry joins for season three.
Autosport understands whoever takes over the Trulli slot will be a completely new entity, with four new cars to be supplied.
Sky News linked British manufacturer Jaguar to the championship on Thursday.
Trulli's withdrawal means the team's false start of a 2015/16 season is over with just a couple of installation laps at Donington Park all it has to show for its perseverance with its Motomatica JT-01s.
A customs issue prevented it from scrutineering its cars in Beijing and those cars then failed scrutineering in Putrajaya.
Vitantonio Liuzzi is therefore left without a drive, while Salvador Duran had already been dropped for an alleged "breach of contract" prior to that non-start in Malaysia.