Jaguar "Future-Type" Concept Pushes the Limits of Autonomous Technology


The company made the pledge on Thursday while its CEO, Dr Ralf Speth, was taking part in a series of debates and discussions about the future of mobility at the inaugural Tech Fest event in London. A pair of exciting, electric concept vehicles were also revealed. "Our first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE, goes on sale next year".

The British luxury motor company has equipped a prototype of its E-type sports vehicle with a fully electric engine. "We, as a company, can deliver electric vehicles". The E-Type Zero will launch from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds, however, Jaguar has limited the E-Type Zero's power to 220kW in order to maintain the E-Type's driving characteristics.

With more and more countries planning to eradicate petrol cars, Jaguar has unveiled a zero-emissions version of its iconic E-type model - which it hopes will "future-proof classic auto ownership".

Jaguar Land Rover will offer electric options across its range of sleek sedans and upscale SUVs as the tradition-rich British carmaker pivots toward electric vehicles under pressure from the United Kingdom and other governments.

There is also a question mark over the infrastructure needed for a big increase in the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the roads.

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The vehicle company, which makes its engines at the i54 factory in Wolverhampton, said sales in the United Kingdom in August fell 11.7 per cent, in Europe they were down 9.4 per cent and in its other overseas markets, such as Russia, South America, India and the Middle East, they were down 5.4 per cent. And when mild hybrids are added into the mix, total sales jump to 213,252.

With the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the rise and the Government's recent announcement that it wants to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, Jaguar Land Rover has firmly staked its place in an electric future.

However, it is by no means the only high-profile carmaker to make the electrification pledge in recent months.

The world was on the verge of a "mobility revolution", said Mr. Speth, who has been pushing the company towards an autonomous, connected and electric future, as he pointed to the challenges and opportunities that the changes would bring.