Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will begin offering hybrid and all-electric powertrain options on all new models, beginning in 2020.
JLR also plans to introduce its first all-electric model, the Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover vehicle (pictured), in 2018. The company says it has 25,000 orders for the five-seater. Next up will be plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport large SUVs.
The company also has shown the Jaguar Future-Type, a fully autonomous EV that features an ultra-high-tech steering wheel equipped with artificial intelligence. JLR says the device is able to answer questions, organize travel, place orders to restock the owner’s refrigerator and more.
Chinese electric-car startup Nio Inc. is forming a manufacturing joint venture with Beijing E-Town International Investment and Development Co., which is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in the business.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.
Sandy Munro and his team of engineers and costing analysts at Munro & Associates were contacted by UBS Research—an arm of the giant banking and investment firm—and asked whether it was possible to do a teardown and cost assessment of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.