In April of 2009 last year, the European Investment Bank gave Jaguar/Land Rover $453 million USD to increase funding for a range of fuel-efficient vehicles that will help cut the brands’ overall emissions by 25 percent by 2012. At that time it was reported that Jaguar is planning a range-extended version of the new XJ sedan.
According to AutoCar, an electric range-extended version of the Jaguar XJ has been created and should be on the way to markets sometime next year.
Power for the electric range-extended XJ will come from a 145 kW (194-hp) electric-motor that is fueled by a lithium-ion battery pack. The battery is mated to a 1.2L 3-cylinder engine designed by Lotus. The drivetrain claims to offer 600 miles with a combined fuel-economy of 57 mpg.
Top speed will be limited to 112 mph.
2010 Jaguar XJ:
– By: Kap Shah