Jaguar working on range-extended electric XJ for 2011

With a £307 million ($453 million USD) from the European Investment Bank boosting Jaguar/Land Rover’s green investments to £800 million, the Tata Motors owned British brands are planning for a range of fuel-efficient vehicles that will help cut their overall emissions by 25 percent by 2012.

According to AutoCar, Jaguar is working on an electric range-extended version of the next-generation XJ. As with the Chevrolet Volt, the next Jaguar XJ will be able to travel on electric-power alone until its batteries run out – after which a small-engine will kick in to provide additional miles.

Goals for the electric Jaguar XJ include a range of 30 miles on electric-power alone, a fuel-economy of 57 mpg (47 in U.S. terms), CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km and a top speed of 112 mph. 

Production of the EREV Jaguar XJ is expected to start in 2011 – a year after the debut of the next-generation XJ.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar