Wants to See Green Vehicle Expertise at Existing Suppliers
Jaguar Land Rover demonstrated its XJ_e plug-in parallel hybrid engineering research vehicle at the 2012 Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle meeting in England Tuesday. The car is “part of JLR’s strategy to develop best-in-class, low-carbon premium products,” the manufacturer said.
“This advanced research vehicle has been engineered in partnership with leading UK technology companies to help develop expertise for ultra-low carbon vehicles within the supply chain,” the company said (emphasis added).
JLT says that its XJ_e demonstrates how an advanced parallel plug-in hybrid design can deliver carbon dioxide reduction emissions of better than 70% without compromising vehicle performance.
25 Miles on Batteries Alone
With a 69-kilowatt (92.5 horsepower) motor/generator and 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine, and 12.3-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack, the car can accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in 6.5 seconds. Top speed is governed at 150 mph. All-electric range is 25 miles.
Bob Joyce is JLR engineering director. “We are helping to push the boundaries of research into the electrification of premium and luxury vehicles,” he said, in league with academia, suppliers and other automotive manufacturers.
JLR has partial funding for the XJ_e from TSB, the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board.
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