Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Half JLR cars will be electric by 2020
By 2020, JaguarLandRover (JLR) claims it will offer customers the option of electrification on half of all its new cars.
JLR says it is working towards a cleaner future, with ultra-clean diesels and petrol engines, BEVs, PHEVs and MHEVs all in its strategic plans.
The production version of the I-PACE Concept electric five-seat performance car will be revealed later in 2017 and will be on the roads in 2018 with a predicted range of more than 500km on the NEDC cycle (220 miles EPA).
Joe Eberhardt, president and chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover North America, declared:
Last year, JLR confirmed plans to double the size of its advanced engineering and design centre in the UK. This expansion will house highly skilled product development engineers and support the company’s creation of high-tech, ultra-low emissions vehicles for customers around the world.
The UK is the cornerstone of JLR’s business and remains the centre design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Over the past five years Jaguar Land Rover has employed more than 20,000 people, taking its workforce to almost 40,000. It has invested more than £12 billion in new product creation and capital expenditure.