Land Rover More Likely to Provide Hybrids than Electric Vehicles
Land Rover More Likely to Provide Hybrids than Electric Vehicles. Recent reports from caranddriver suggest that as JLR turns its focus toward alternative powertrains, the Jaguar brand will look towards electric solutions, while Land Rover is more likely to offer hybrid models. Jaguar-Land Rover’s German CEO, Peter Modelhart, spoke to German media and said that a fully electric Jaguar would need to be able to serve as a daily driver “which refers to range as well as interior space.” Jaguar’s Formula E racing car is being used as a learning curve for this future technology as the powertrain is being developed entirely by JLR.
Unfortunately, the CEO did not specify which model the Jaguar manufactures were looking to convert or if this would be a completely new Jaguar model, however we do know that Jaguar is currently working on EV models. Modelhart did reveal some information about Land Rover models with alternative powertrains saying, “a hybrid system probably makes more sense than a pure electric powertrain” so there is “the right propulsion for every requirement.” Although not fully electric, Land Rover does currently offer diesel-electric V-G hybrid Range Rovers in Europe. A U.S. JLR representative confirmed the news saying, “electrification, hybrids, and diesel technology all play a role in the future of our company.”