Every Jaguar and Land Rover from 2020 will be electrified
08 September 2017
This commitment to electrification was demonstrated with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future at the inaugural Tech Fest event.
“Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles. Our first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE, goes on sale next year,” Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer.
Jaguar E-type Zero
The electric Jaguar E-type Zero future-proofs one of the world’s most famous cars. Acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”, the E-type now has electric power for the first time. E-type Zero is based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain for 0-60mph in just 5.5sec. It was engineered by Jaguar Classic at the company’s new Classic Works in Warwickshire, UK.
Jaguar I-PACE concept
I-PACE is a bespoke, tailored, pure electric SUV from the ground up, creating a beautiful design with everyday practicality. It’s a performance SUV, is great to drive and will be on sale next year.
The Jaguar FUTURE-TYPE is a vision for the car of 2040 and beyond. The fully autonomous virtual concept explores mobility for the connected world of tomorrow, where vehicles could be shared not owned.
With Future Type’s interface you can separately access your different digital orbits of work, family or play, dialling up what you do need, and dialling down what you don’t.
At its heart is Sayer – the intelligent steering wheel that will change the way you live your life. Named after Malcolm Sayer, designer of the E-type, this steering wheel doesn't just stay in your car – it lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion.
JLR are already testing driverless cars in the real world. Autonomous Urban Drive can enable a vehicle to operate without a driver through a city, obeying traffic lights as well as negotiating T-junctions and roundabouts.
Designed and developed in the UK, this research technology is already in use in a Range Rover Sport and takes a step closer to achieving level four autonomy in Jaguar Land Rover’s future vehicles within the next decade.
Your digital butler
The new Range Rover Velar contains intelligent technology in the form of the quad core processor; the brains behind the beauty of the Velar.
The Touch Pro Duo infotainment system incorporates two high-definition 10in touchscreens. This tailored technology is called Blade – your own digital butler. You can interact with your car from anywhere in the world. You can start it with your smartphone, lock or unlock it, locate it, check your fuel levels or even warm the cabin up before you get in.
Click here to read more about JLR at Tech Fest 2017.