In just four years, Jaguar says that its entire lineup will be comprised of battery-electric vehicles. We looked closely at Jaguar’s press release on the subject and it seems pretty clear. Here are some bullet points from the statement by Jaguar:
-Future Jaguar models will be built exclusively on a pure electric architecture.
-Reimagination of Jaguar as an all-electric luxury brand from 2025 to ‘realise its unique potential’
-By the middle of the decade, Jaguar will have undergone a renaissance to emerge as a pure electric luxury brand.
-Jaguar and Land Rover will offer pure electric power, nameplate by nameplate, by 2030. By this time, in addition to 100% of Jaguar sales, it is anticipated that around 60% of Land Rovers sold will be equipped with zero tailpipe powertrains.
Jaguar presently has one electric model, and it is this vehicle tester’s favorite Jaguar. The I-PACE is fantastic to drive, luxurious inside, and its living electric aspects are nearly competitive with today’s BEVs by Tesla and Ford. A second generation could well leap ahead.
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We’ve tested the Jaguar I-PACE over a period of multiple weeks in both mild and winter weather. We did observe the typical range limitations, but as the industry shifts to BEVs, all manufacturers face the same challenge. Jaguar has the advantage of being about a few years ahead of BMW, Mercedes, and Audi with regard to performance/luxury BEVs on-sale in the US market.
We wish Jaguar much luck in their transition. It has always been clear to this EV advocate that luxury/performance BEVs are a slam dunk and that is Jaguar’s raison dêtre. Jaguar is not hindered by the need to make a low entry price vehicle and Land Rover can bear the weight of having to provide utility vehicles.
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