300-Mile Electric Jaguar Crossover Coming In 2018?

FEB 22 2015 BY MARK KANE 35

Jaguar C-X17 concept car

Jaguar C-X17 concept car

In 2016, Jaguar will begin sales of F-PACE, the production version of the C-X17 concept crossover.

According to Autocar, Jaguar has plans to introduce an all-electric car with 300 miles (480 km) of range, likely based on F-PACE.

For the electric version we will wait much longer, at least until 2018.

“Jaguar is working on a fully electric car, according to well-placed industry sources. Although still unconfirmed, it is thought that the new model will be based on the upcoming F-Pace SUV. It should have a typical range of around 300 miles.”

Autocar says that Jaguar’s motivation for developing an all-electric car in mostly tied to upcoming legislation:

“There are two reasons for the move to a pure-electric powertrain, the most important of which is new Zero Emission Vehicle legislation introduced in California and adopted by another seven US states.

These laws demand that, between 2018 and 2025, the number of new ZEVs sold rises from 5% of all new cars to 15.4%.

Secondly, analysts expect rising demand for electric luxury vehicles as more global cities start to introduce โ€˜zero emission zonesโ€™ of the type proposed for central London. Tesla has also proved that there is a rising global market for an upmarket all-electric vehicle.

With SUVs and crossovers dominating the US new-car market, and Teslaโ€™s long-awaited Model X SUV on the way, an electric F-Pace makes good sense.”

There’s a fair chance that Land Rover will introduce a long range EV too, as both brands are part of the same company Jaguar-Land Rover.

Hat tip to Jeff!

Source: Autocar

Categories: Jaguar


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35 Comments on "300-Mile Electric Jaguar Crossover Coming In 2018?"

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Funny that on a Jaguar article , the ad is for cougar dating…..

Lol… Why don’t you just post your browser history here?

[checks browser history]….

…must have been that wiki article on Joan Crawford….

And I got some kind of ad for a vacuum cleaning robot with a little bit more claws in it.

I can’t decide if it needs more cowbell or more shark cat ๐Ÿ˜›

I guess people don’t realize ads are based on their browser history.



Oh , that explains all the Ads I get for penis reduction surgery.

There’s a full-on shift happening. What a great time to be a sustainable transportation fan. Now all we need is a better infrastructure for converting ICE vehicles.

Just finished Maritz and Strategic Vision survey’s, after buying a few months ago. I was surprised, since also buying a 2013, how much the questions are re-geared for separate analysis of electric, PHEV, hybrd, diesel. The “how important was mpg” factor was dialed down a lot, and the opportunity to cite drivetrain preference, as over-riding was right there, in both. Some questions on perceived company responsibility, too.

The portal for the message to be delivered is out there. If they want to wait until 2018 and beyond, well, bye bye. I’m sure the public campaign to make it all sound like environmental rules will be alive and well.

Are you sure thats not a Volvo?

That’s exactly what I thought… sweet Volvo!

Good looking car, better than the Volvo and more like the Mazda CX9. 500km Range: Unnamed sources within the British automotive industry have told Autocar that Jaguar Land Rover is currently working on an electric vehicle with a range of around 500 kilometres.

With a name like ‘CX-17’ it could be a Mazda…

Change the grill a bit and it would look like one too.

I am sure the companies still work together pretty closely since the days they were practically part of Ford.

Amazing that we’ve got this long and we don’t even the opportunity to buy even a plug-in-hybrid decently sized crossover.

If Jaguar is the first with a TYPICAL 300 mile all-electric-range, the only ‘production’ vehicle I can think that honors that statement currently is the still-to-be-released Tesla 3.0 roadster upgrade.

And there are no other Crossovers even in the pipeline to my knowledge to compete with them.

You would think that one company or another would want to be the first one to do this, since there has to be at least some demand for such a vehicle.

Everyone isn’t poor, at least not yet.

I’m sure that the 300 mile range comes from the NEDC New European Driving Cycle. It would be more like 240 miles range from the EPA driving cycle. Of course we cant even speculate until they release the specs on the battery pack.

It either has a ‘typical 300 mile driving range’, or it does not.

Current batteries are:
1) Expensive
2) Heavy

So when one do SUV that is
* heavy
* NOT-aerodynamic

One need a lot of batteries. Which will add cost and additional weight to the vehicle.
Maybe that is why Tesla is late to the part with their car, and also why some propose hydrogen (which do not add so much weight).

Also if car manufacturers where to pursue Tesla S route they would maybe sell more cars but at lower margins.
With battery prices going up, as demand would exceed supply.

Tesla best idea it would seam is Gigafactory ๐Ÿ˜€

The range extender concept, with just 30 to 50 miles, is all those dualing commute\longer trip SUVs need. Like Via, but different flavors.

It’s better looking than the Model X.

Well we haven’t seen the final production version of the Model X yet. Also it’s easier to package what looks like the Jaguar’s rendering showing 2 rows of seats into a sleaks design. The Model X is a real world production ready design that has 3 rows of seats with full luggage space behind the 3rd row.

Ugh. Sleek not sleeks. Edit button needed.

It’s an SUV, a 4 wheel drive bus, no matter how much lipstick u apply it is still a pig. Very useful in terms of space, and practicality but a toilet block not a hotel.

While it would be easy to dismiss this vehicle — it will be expensive enough and therefore will sell in small enough quantities to have a negligible contribution to the rEVolution — that misses the point. Such vehicles will, I think, create an aura effect for cars with plugs. People will see the vehicles made of unobtanium and automatically lust after one just like it. So instead of buying a big-buck Tesla or Jag or MB or whatever, they’ll buy a Volt or Leaf (or whatever).

(I point out this aura effect because for a long time I ignored it and considered the low-volume vehicles not worthy of attention. After thinking about it a lot lately, I’m now convinced I was wrong, and a more general “more cars with plugs is always better” view is more accurate at this point in the lifecycle of electric transportation technology.)

I can tell you it looks nothing like that. I can’t tell you what it looks like ๐Ÿ™‚

Peder, it sounds like we went to the same party in Long Beach.

yes we did ๐Ÿ™‚

suvs…. nah


My hope is that Honda do real EV fit(jazz) edition.

Maybe Tesla/Panasonic/LG/whatnot do good enough batteries for Honda ๐Ÿ™‚

Bring it on Jaguar. I like the fact that Tesla has made electrics into a highly desired luxury vehicles. Getting rid of the ‘golf cart’ stereotype will really help increase the acceptance of plug-in cars.

Hope to see that day very soon.

Chevy could do this with the Voltec or Bolt underpinnings and stick it under an Equinox or Orlando. Wonder why they do not serve the CUV market?

Now that is by far the un-sexiest Jaguar I’ve ever seen (well, seen a computer rendering).

sven said:

“Itโ€™s better looking than the Model X.”

De gustibus non est disputandum.