Jaguar Land Rover has announced that every new vehicle launched from 2020 and beyond will be “electrified”, paving the way for a cleaner and greener future.
In a bold announcement at the company’s inaugural Tech Fest in London, Jaguar Land Rover revealed that all new vehicles launched by the company beyond 2020 will be electrified. This means they’ll either be fully electric or use some kind of hybrid system to operate.
We’re expecting many more car companies to make similar announcements in the coming years. For example, Volvo recently made the commitment to produce only hybrid or electric cars from as soon as 2019.
Speaking about the news, Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice.”
He continued: “We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles.”
Here’s what you need to know.
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Jaguar Electric Cars: Will you still be able to buy non-electric cars after 2020?
Yes, you will. Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement refers specifically to “new model lines”, which means existing products – like the new Range Rover Velar – should be available to purchase right off the bat.
However, non-electric models will assumedly be phased out over time, leaving only fully-electric or hybrid vehicles on the showroom floor.
Jaguar Electric Cars: Does Jaguar Land Rover have any right now?
Jaguar has already developed a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) drivetrain, which is set to debut on new versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport next year.
We’re also expecting to see that drivetrain introduced on the Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar XF, and Jaguar XJ ranges in the future. There’s also a diesel-electric hybrid version of the Range Rover currently in production.
As far as fully-electric cars goes, Jaguar Land Rover is currently working on the Jaguar I-Pace. a battery-electric SUV car that we’re expecting to see on the road in the second half of 2018.
Jaguar also used Tech Fest to debut a revamped Jaguar E-Type sports car with a fully electric powertrain. A Jaguar spokesperson confirmed to Trusted Reviews that this vehicle would be available to buy and was “not just a one-off”. Full sales details remain unclear at this point, however.
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