Jaguar Land Rover go electric

Jaguar I-PACE Concept

JAGUAR Land Rover are on the charge…into the future.

Britain’s biggest car firm have revealed that every vehicle they launch from 2020 will be electric or hybrid.

This follows moves from Aston Martin, Maserati and Volvo who have all stated similar intents.

Currently the manufacturer has launched just one all-electric concept car the I-Pace which is yet to be released.

Dr Ralf Speth, JLR’s chief executive, said: “Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice.”

Earlier this year UK Government announced the ban of the sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2040 and now Scotland has announced that these vehicles will be banned by 2032.

Jaguar I-PACE Concept
Jaguar I-PACE Concept

Speth announced at JLR’s Tech Fest in London: “We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles,”

JLR also look to grow its workforce by 40,000 to develop battery technology and electric vehicles.

Before full-electric vehicles enter production it is likely that hybrid variants will be manufactured.

Mr Speth added: “The internal combustion engine is state of the art.

“We will see this internal combustion engine, petrols and diesels, for many years to come.

“One thing is clear the future will be electric.”

Jaguar I-Pace will be the first model in this move towards electrification and will go on sale in 2018.

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