Jaguar Land Rover’s Jaguar brand will be fully electric by 2025 according to the vehicle manufacturer themselves. The electric models of both Jaguar and Jaguar Land Rover will be launched by 2030 at least. All 3 UK plants will remain open in order to reach their target.
Jaguar Land Rover are said to be planning on having a yearly budget of £2bn, this to fund new technologies required to create the all-electric vehicles.
This is an innovative move by JLR, however, it is likely one made out of necessity not by choice, with UK environmental laws tightening. Essentially all European vehicle manufacturers are very much under pressure to reduce their C02 emissions.
You may remember from previous articles in which we explained the UK governments plans to ban the sale of all fully petrol and diesel cars from 2030. With other government countries seemingly following suit.
JLR will also invest in hydrogen fuel cell technology, fuel cells provide electric power, without producing tailpipe emissions - water being the only by-product.
If the hydrogen method is to be successfully environmentally friendly it will need to be made completely from renewable sources though.
Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, stated that it was:
"a huge step for British car manufacturing"
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