Jaguar Announces Half of Model Range to be Hybrid or Electric by 2020

December 12th, 2016 by

Jaguar I-PACEJaguar just shocked the automotive industry by promising that half of their models will be either hybrid or electric by the time 2020 rolls around. That’s a lofty goal to accomplish in just three years and change, but the legendary expertise and extensive advanced-engineering credentials of Jaguar see it well-placed as the manufacturer to make it happen.

The Hybrid Electric Future

The news that half of all Jaguar models would be hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery-electric reached us from CEO Ralf Speth at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Traditionally considered a manufacturer with a focus on raw power rather than efficiency, the announcement naturally came as something of a shock.

However, it soon starts to make sense. Jaguar has shown plenty of signs that they’re doubling down on hybrid and electric research, with an announcement just last year that they will be doubling the headcount at their advanced-engineering department; they’ve even confirmed an entry into the FIA Formula E, and the I-PACE is set to make its all-electric introduction sometime during 2018.

The FIA Formula E

The FIA Formula E electric-vehicle open-wheel racing circuit, which will be finishing in style in our own New York City on July 29 and 30 of 2017, is set to see 20 F1-style electric racecars competing for first in cities all across the globe, and Jaguar has announced that they will be entering a vehicle of their own.

No full details have yet been provided, but we do know that Jaguar will be teaming up with the same partner used while developing the C-X75 hybrid hypercar concept, so we’re expecting nothing less than the exceptional.

The I-PACE

The Jaguar I-PACE is set to become first ever luxury model in the all-electric compact SUV segment.

Boasting a chassis specifically developed to take advantage of battery power, the new model’s liquid-cooled 90 kWh battery pack will charge dual 200-hp electric motors for total output of up to 400-hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. That kind of power should send you from standstill to 60 mph in just 4 seconds, and Jaguar estimate that a full charge, which can be achieved in just two hours, will take you 220 miles.

Expect Groundbreaking Electric and Hybrid Models from Jaguar

If you find yourself needing a hybrid or electric in 2020, just head to a Jaguar dealership; if you need to find out more in the meantime, don’t hesitate to visit Jaguar Great Neck – we’re only a short drive from Huntington and other surrounding areas.