UK's JLR to go all-electric starting 2020

08 September, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • A worker looks inside a vehicle destined for China at the Jaguar Land Rover facility in Solihull Britain

The UK-based manufacturer has promised that all new models from 2020 will be fully electric or hybrid, which is being seen as a significant step beyond its unveiling last November of a single electric concept auto.

"Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020", Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth said in a statement. The fully-electric side will be most conspicuously catered for with the Jaguar I-PACE, the automaker's performance SUV EV, which is set to go on sale in 2018. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent.

The electric Jaguar E-type called the E-type Zero Roadster is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain for 0-60mph in just 5.5sec.

Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for the inevitable coming of EVs, auto sharing, and autonomous vehicles just like most other automakers. The vehicle was produced by Jaguar Classic in Warwickshire, U.K.

For now the E-Type Zero remains a prototype vehicle, but there's serious production intent if customer interest is strong enough. We have to do both, we have to refine the internal combustion engine and simultaneously research and develop even more competitive petro-electric vehicles.

"With the Future-Type", explains Jaguar's Ian Callum, "we've been investigating how we can keep this emotional connection in a future world where people may choose not to own a auto, or when a Jaguar is an autonomous, on-demand vehicle". The F-TYPE, for instance, is an unlikely candidate to spawn a fully-electric version, but could easily be upgraded as a mild hybrid.

The company also unveiled the Future-Type, a new concept vehicle which it described as "a vision for the auto of 2040 and beyond".

The Future-Type was unveiled on Thursday at Jaguar's Tech Fest event in the United Kingdom.

Sky's Business Presenter Ian King said: "A lot of people will say that Jaguar Land Rover have come late to the electric vehicle party".

Earlier this year both the United Kingdom and France outlined plans to ban the sale of diesel and petrol-fuelled cars by 2040. When we asked if you'd be able to buy an all-electric Range Rover in 2020, a spokesman from JLR wouldn't be drawn on what models you'd actually be able to buy, or what future plans are in place.

With electric vehicle technology evolving at a staggering rate, the small-scale electrification of classic cars has become inevitable.



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