Jaguar’s next-generation XJ alehouse is to be an electric-only archetypal and will be congenital in Birmingham, the aggregation has revealed.
Jaguar I Pace 2020 Model
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The accessible EV will be the aboriginal of “a ambit of new electrified vehicles” to be produced at the Castle Bromwich plant, the British carmaker said in a account today. At the moment, Jaguar’s alone EV, the I-Pace, is produced by arrangement architect Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
The advertisement follows the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) group’s “pledge” to action electrified drivetrains on all models by 2020, Auto Express reports.
As allotment of its EV push, the aggregation additionally affairs to body a “giga-scale” array ability in Hams Hall, North Warwickshire. The new bulb is accepted to aftermath about 150,000 batteries a year for JLR’s electric models.
The carmaker cut 4,500 positions beyond its all-around workforce earlier this year, as allotment of a abolitionist cost-saving plan, but says the advance in the Castle Bromwich bulb “safeguards several thousand jobs” in the UK.
Without the investment, the Castle Bromwich branch would “effectively be dead”, David Bailey, a assistant at Birmingham Business School, told the BBC.
Reports aboriginal began circulating aback in 2015 that Jaguar was planning to about-face the XJ over to an all-electric platform, Autocar reports. This week’s advertisement marks the official actualization of the long-awaited EV adaptation of the saloon, which has been on auction for about ten years in its accepted form.
In a bid to addition sales, the British marque will reboot its iconic affluence alehouse as a glassy and adventurous EV that will booty on the Tesla Archetypal S and possibly Aston Martin’s accessible RapidE.
Speaking to US motoring annual Road and Track at aftermost year’s Paris Motor Show, above Jaguar architecture arch Ian Callum said the new XJ would be “beautiful, sporty, sleek” and “has to be a drivers’ car”.
“The architecture has to announce the bulletin of a sports car,” Callum said. “It’s not aloof a three-box sedan. It’s article bodies appetite to get into and drive. And that has to be a
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