Jaguar Electric Vehicles

Jaguar, a Tata-owned company, is rushing to bring an all-electric vehicle to the premium market and is expected to bring the Jaguar i-Pace into production by late 2018. Jaguar joined the Formula E in season 3 for which it partnered with Panasonic.

Jaguar's electric vehicle strategy is underpinned by the new Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) platform, which can be used for both mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. The UK based automaker aims to offer a plug-in hybrid, pure electric, and mild-hybrid version of all its models by 2025. Reports in 2019 indicated that the MLA platform for all-electric cars has a 90.2kWh battery for ranges up to 292 miles or 470km and a 13.1kWh battery for ranges up to 32 miles or 50km in plug-in electric vehicles.

Jaguar, which recently laid of 4500 workers, plans to centralize its battery and newly formed Electric Drive Unit (EDU) assembly in the Midlands of the UK. The 150,000 unit per annum Battery Assembly Centre is situated at Hams Hall. Jaguar Land Rover's EDU production is located at the Wolverhampton Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC).

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Week 36 2018 Jaguar battery order

The German EV auto website reported that Jaguar is switching away from the 18560 pouch based cells supplied by LG Chem to 21700 cylindrical batteries used by Tesla (Panasonic). Electrive quoted Jaguar insiders who said that Jaguar and Samsung entered an agreement where Samsung would supply 5GWh of its cylindrical batteries to Jaguar’s plant in Graz, Austria. The 21700-cells is produced at Samsungs plant in Hungary and is the highest energy density currently available providing 50% more capacity than the 18560 cells.

Week 30 2018 Jaguar I-Pace delivery delays reported that some clients that placed pre-orders for the Jaguar i-Pace EV received notifications that their deliveries are delayed between three and four months. On inquiry Jaguar gave the following response to Electrek:

“In some instances individual customers may have been informed of a delay regarding their order. This will be due to prioritisation of market specific orders to best meet the exceptional demand. After the su Save ccessful launch of I-PACE, Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV, production is now focussed on meeting the exceptional customer demand. Since launch, we have confirmed that customer deliveries will be taking place from late summer of this year and this is still the correct timeline.”

The exceptional customer demand is more proof of a healthy appetite for pure electric vehicles, contrary to auto executives always finding the excuse that there is limited customer demand for EVs which is seen as a niche product by them.

Week 20 2018 Electric wedding car

Never say we don’t cater for female readers :=) The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ended with the couple leaving Windsor Castle in a silver-blue electric Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. Jaguar developed the £350,000 Jaguar E-Type as part of a programme called Concept Zero where the company developed electric powertrain conversions that preserve the looks, handling and performance characteristics of the original vehicles which can be applied to. The conversion kits are fully-reversible and can be applied to any XK engine powered classic Jaguar built between 1948 and 1992. The Jaguar used at the wedding had a personalized number plate E190518 displaying the date of the wedding. The Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero has a top speed of 100mph, a 0-60mph acceleration of 5.5 seconds from a 220kw battery and motor, with a reduction gearbox.

Week 13 2018 Jaguar and Waymo partner on autonomous i-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace became the first luxury electric car in Waymo’s autonomous testing program as the two companies entered into a long-term partnership this week. The aim of the strategic partnership is to develop the world’s first premium autonomous vehicle. Jaguar will test around 20,000 of its new I-Pace electric models in the program over the next two years after which the I-Pace will become part of Waymo’s commercial fleet from 2020 onwards. The partnership will extend to future projects as Jaguar strives to become a leader in autonomous, connected and future electrified technologies as the Tata-owned company committed to invest heavily in the strategy. The image of the Jaguar I-Pace wth Waymo’s self-driving test system looks quite striking.

Week 40 2017 JLR introduces its first PHEV

Following on the recent announcement that the Tata-owned company will introduce EV versions of all Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020 the British automaker this week unveiled the Range Rover Sports P400e PHEV, the company’s first electrified model. The Range Rover Sports P400e PHEV, available in 2018, has a range of 31 miles (50km) and will be priced at £61,315.


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