There appears to be two camps when it comes to deciding on the engineering of electric cars. Some automakers such as Tesla, Mitsubishi, Nissan, BMW, Toyota and Ford believe pure electrics or plug-in parallel hybrids are the way to go. Others such as Chrysler, Mercedes, and Fisker have followed GM’s footsteps embracing the idea of the extended-range electric car.
Now Jaguar Land Rover has joined the Volt camp.
After being granted a £307 million loan last week, the Tata-owned automaker has now announced its intentions to produce an extended-range electric next-generation XJ luxury sedan which will use a similar drivetrain to the Chevy Volt.
The company plans to bring the XJ Hybrid into production in 2011. It will have a slightly lower 30 mile all-electric range, and get a slightly higher 57 mpg in generator mode.
JLR also has a mini-Range Rover hybrid based on the LRX concept using a 2.0 L diesel engine, and a super-cap bearing mild hybrid Range Rover Sport in development.
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