The JLR car maker, which is the UK's biggest car manufacturer, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors, announced that new vehicle lines from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will either be electric or hybrid from 2020.
It means new models developed by JLR will either be pure electric, or hybrids that combine electric and conventional engines. JLR chief executive Ralf Speth assured customers will have greater choice: "We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles." Existing models that use pure petrol and diesel engines will still be made.
Jaguar's concepts presented on the official website
The Government recently confirmed plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the UK from 2040 with the goal of getting them off the roads altogether by 2050. “Environmental innovation is at the heart of our vision as we continue to develop a range of solutions to reduce our carbon footprint and impact. We have demonstrated this commitment with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future,” JLR says on its official website. The “e-Type Zero”, “ Jaguar I-Pace”and the “Jaguar Future Type” are presented. “That’s your future. Your electric future”, the conclusion is. Sayer – the intelligent steering wheel – is also presented. Advanced speech recognition software is involved. “It will not only revolutionize the way you drive, but also the way you live,” its creators say.