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Next Jaguar F-Type to go all-electric... as early as 2021 or 2022.

Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:51 am

Assuming this story holds true, it definitely needs its own thread.

Glad to see Jaguar is one of the growing number of manufacturers that realize there is no room in its cars for an ICE drive-train.

Next Jaguar F-Type to go all-electric

IN A RADICAL move, Jaguar’s iconic two-door sports car will soon do without an engine.

A top-secret project currently underway at the brand’s design and engineering centre in Gaydon will see petrol engines dropped altogether for the radical all-electric Jaguar F-Type replacement due as early as 2021 or 2022.

Despite the lack of internal combustion, the futuristic Jaguar two-door sports car will be the fastest car ever to wear the leaper badge courtesy of electric motors and a bespoke new architecture tailored to take advantage of the design freedoms offered when a traditional drivetrain is not part of the equation...

It’s that promise that also prompted the board-level decision to scrap traditional drivetrains altogether for a next-gen sports car, in the process sidestepping the halfway-house trend towards hybrid propulsion...

Entry-level cars will stick with a rear-drive setup, while more expensive models will run electric motors at both ends, delivering drive to front and rear wheels.

It’s the AWD version that aims to reset the two-seater performance benchmark for Jaguar, with early internal targets nominating a sub-3.0 second 0-100km/h time...

Key to the design will be new generation lithium-ion batteries, currently under development in conjunction with the University of Warwick. The batteries promise almost double the energy density of current automotive cells, so as well as a 500km-plus range and fast charging capability, they will be significantly smaller and lighter than the batteries we
know today...

https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1712/ ... l-electric
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