Skip to comments.Jaguar cars set to go electric from 2020
Posted on 09/07/2017 1:45:08 PM PDT by Red Badger
Jaguar Land Rover will make all its new vehicles available in electric or hybrid models from 2020, it said on Thursday, two months after a similar announcement from Volvo.
The JLR group is the latest carmaker to embrace the move away from internal combustion engines in the wake of stricter government proposals after the Paris climate accord.
"We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles," JLR chief executive Ralf Speth said.
Sweden's Volvo is also moving away from internal combustion engines, announcing in July that it plans to start phasing out production of conventional petrol-only cars from 2019.
British car manufacturer Aston Martin told the Financial Times in August that it wanted to equip all new models with electric batteries from the mid 2020s.
JLR is set to launch its first fully electric model, the SUV Jaguar I-Pace, next year.
The group, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, told AFP in November 2016 that it intended to double its production of cars worldwide in future years.
British media reported that JLR's emphasis on electric cars in Britain, where most of its car production is based, could lead to the creation of 10,000 jobs in the country.
France and Britain have both recently said they would end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 in a bid to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution.
One stumbling block in Britain is thought to be costs of providing recharge points on public highways, though Britain's plan promises to install charge points at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers.
Norwaywhere electric cars topped the sales charts for the first time in Juneintends to restrict the sale of new vehicles with combustion engines from 2025.
Who would want an electric Jag?
Someone with lots of money and no place to go.................
I don’t recall any recent breakthroughs in battery technology that would be behind this, so I suspect looming US dominance in oil has something to do with all the Eurons diving into electric vehicles prematurely by legislative fiat. And, I’m honestly not opposed to electric vehicles, I think they’re great if they fit your needs and circumstance. But they don’t fit everybody’s need and circumstance, so forcing the issue is going to create problems.
So they are assuming that battery tech will improve at a vastly better than it ever has. Lol!
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That was my dream car as a teen!...................
Yep, they are headed for the grave yard....................
Over reaction to the global climate cabal. A Jaguar without a resonating set of exhaust pipes is not a Jaguar.
>>Who would want an electric Jag?
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Can I ask a stupid question???
Where is the electricity to recharge all of these electric cars going to come from?
I know liberals think you just plug in an electrical cord into an outlet , but they don’t often realize that the electricity coming from that outlet has to be generated somewhere.
I read that, if liberals dreams come true, and we suddenly had tens of millions of electric cars on the road, that our power grid and power plants don’t have the capacity to deliver the electricity needed to recharge all those cars.
We really should think all this through before we jump headlong with both feet into phasing out fossil fuels and gasoline powered cars.
I can see an Electric Land Rover rolling across the Serengeti, surrounded by lions, hyenas and jackals just waiting for the battery to die..................
From electrical problems to electric car. With more electrical problems.
Correct on all counts.
The recharging of millions of autos simultaneously would burn out the grid................quickly..............
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