Half of Jaguar Land Rover line-up to have electric version by 2020
By 2020, half of all Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer an electric option, CEO Dr Ralf Speth has confirmed.
Speaking as the carmaker revealed its first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE Concept, alongside the all-new Land Rover Discovery at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Dr Speth said: “Design leadership, technical innovation and engineering excellence lie at the heart of this responsible business. Both the Jaguar I-PACE Concept and the Land Rover Discovery are revolutionary vehicles and major innovations in each of their segments, sharing our compelling combination of iconic British design and creative engineering.
“We are shaping the future, developing our own approach to autonomy, connectivity and electrification to offer our customers more choice.”
The I-Pace SUV launches in 2018. The concept at the LA Auto Show is powered by two synchronous, permanent electric motors designed inhouse by Jaguar Land Rover and integrated into the front and rear axles. These offer a combined power output of 395bhp and 516lb.ft of torque, exactly the same torque rating as the F-Type SVR, along with all-wheel drive. The SUV delivers a range of more than 311 miles on the NEDC cycle while, using 50kW DC charging, it can offer full charging capability in just over two hours; 80% charge capacity is reached in 90 minutes.
Jaguar Land Rover added that ultra-clean diesels and petrol engines, BEVs, PHEVs and MHEVs are all part of its strategic plans.