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Old 8th September 2017, 08:50   #1
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Default Jaguar-Land Rover to go all electric / hybrid by 2020

Joining the bandwagon of manufacturers that have committed an all electric/hybrid lineup, Jaguar Land Rover has announced that they will stop launching cars solely powered by IC engines by 2020.

Fairly aggressive target for a manufacturer that doesn't boast of a popular electric/hybrid car.

Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest large carmaker to say it will stop launching new models solely powered by internal combustion engines, two months after Volvo pledged to do so.

The UK-based manufacturer promised that all new models from 2020 will be fully electric or hybrid, a year later than Volvo’s target, but a big step beyond its unveiling last November of a single electric concept car.
The Scottish Govt.'s announcement could have had a role to play:

The plan comes after the Scottish government said it would phase out the need for petrol and diesel cars by 2032, eight years earlier than the UK and French targets of banning sales of new cars with internal combustion engines.
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Jaguar have also unveiled the classic E-type with an all new electric powertrain.

The new E-type Zero keeps the classic styling, which was once lauded as “the most beautiful car in the world” by Enzo Ferrari, while introducing a bespoke electric powertrain that produces up to 220kW of power.
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The E-type Zero roadster is said to have a real-world range of 270 km (just under 170 miles) thanks to a 40kWh battery that can be fully recharged in six to seven hours. As it stands, this is simply a retrofit of an electric car into the shell of an old school classic, and Jaguar isn’t being terribly explicit about either pricing or availability. It seems to be more than a concept, but not much more than that. Tim Hannig, chief of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, says that the company’s “aim with the E-type Zero is to future-proof classic car ownership. We’re looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market.”

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Default Re: Jaguar-Land Rover to go all electric / hybrid by 2020

Originally Posted by rshanker View Post
Jaguar have also unveiled the classic E-type with an all new electric powertrain.

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They've also unveiled a Future Type Concept

It's awful to see such a timeless classic making a come back in something as ridiculous form as a hybrid/electric. They should try and bring new models and designs if they are so much inclined towards bringing all electric cars rather than ruining such classics!

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