Jaguar I-PACE Concept

Jaguar I-PACE Concept

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new plan of electrification...kinda.  From 2020, all new models are to be electrified (all-electric, plug-in hybrid or at least hybrid).

The devil is in the details.

Besides the "electrification" tag, it will take several years to get to the point when all models will become electrified, as JLR is saying that "all-new products" introduced from 2020 on will be electrified (not that all its current offerings will be given that function by 2020).  So it will be yet a long time before each model has the ability to plug in.

However, Jaguar will begin its plug-in road shortly, with with long-range all-electric I-PACE arriving next Summer. The I-PACE is equipped with 90 kWh battery, good for at least 355 km/220 miles of range.

The market launch of the all-electric Jag will be reinforced with special I-PACE eTROPHY in 2018/2019.

The Land Rover division starts its conversion to electricity with plug-in hybrids: Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Recentlym the company unveiled the 2018 Range Rover Sport P400e with up to 31 miles (50 km) of pure electric range.

Step by step, all the models are expected to be electrified, which is an unprecedented switch for a manufacturer that for long time heavily relied on the gasoline V-8.

"“As of 2020, every all-new product will have some form of electrification,” Dave Larsen, director-product planning at Jaguar Land Rover North America, says during a recent Jaguar event here. It will take several years before all vehicles in each portfolio are affected.

Vehicles announced so far include Jaguar’s first all-electric car, the I-Pace, which debuted in concept form at last year’s Los Angeles auto show and will go on sale next summer with a 90-kWh battery capable of driving the 5-passenger utility vehicle 240 miles (386 km) on a single charge, Larsen says.

Also getting the green light are plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport luxury SUVs, launching in mid-2018. The automaker has yet to reveal technical details about those powertrains but ensures an electric range of about 31 miles (50 km)."

source: WardsAuto

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