Jaguar Land Rover looks set to move away from exclusively petrol or diesel engine vehicles. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles'. Starting today at a "Tech Fest" at the University of the Art's Central Saint Martin's campus, London, and running until Sunday, Jaguar will be showing off its vision for the future or motoring.
The announcement comes after news that Jaguar Land Rover will stop making petrol and diesel cars as of 2020 - following in the footsteps of Volvo, which similarly plans to halt sales of non-electric models by 2019. The company envisions the wheel being, in some cases, the only part of the auto a person might own in the future - with the rise of on-demand service clubs, such as Lyft, into which it recently invested $25 million.
Speaking to Auto Express a year ago, Speth confirmed that by 2020, half of JLR's range, old and new, would be electrified, while hinting at plug-in hybrid variants of both the full size Range Rover and Range Rover Sport - the latter of which we have also spied testing.
"In order to seamlessly combine the new electric powertrain of E-type Zero with the dynamic set-up of the original E-type specification, we have limited the vehicle's power output", explained Hannig.
The British luxury motor company has equipped a prototype of its E-type sports vehicle with a fully electric engine.
The E-type Zero vehicle that was displayed at Tech Fest is a restored Series 1.5 Roadster.
Jaguar unveiled a concept auto 2040. The Future-Type will be fully autonomous, but also driveable when you feel the urge.
The Jaguar FUTURE-TYPE concept looks ahead 20 years to give us a glimpse of what autonomous ride-sharing will be like in the future.
The vehicle was unveiled at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London on Wednesday, but as yet there is no statement about how many will be produced and at what price.
Jaguar says the 40-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is able to drive up to 270 km on a single charge, and can be recharged in 6 to 7 hours.