With the opening of the Tech Fest event in London, Jaguar CEO, Dr. Ralf Speth had an announcement concerning the future of mobility for their vehicles. Ralf stated that the luxury car brand will be incorporating electrical products to their lineup; examples include luxury sedans and dynamic SUVs, as well as plug-in hybrid & mild hybrid vehicles for the sports coupés. Furthermore, Jaguar is going to be putting their first ever electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE, for sale in 2018.
During the Tech Fest event, Jaguar demonstrated their sheer determination and commitment towards electrical performance with the unveiling of a fully-restored and newly modified plug-in electric 3.8-litre 1968 Jaguar E-Type Roadster, which is now known as the “E-Type Zero”. When compared with the classic Jaguar E-Type, the all-new E-Type Zero is far faster and swifter; achieving 100km/h a full second quicker, as well as covering approximately 170 miles from just a single charge. Jaguar Land Rover’s recently reshaped E-Type Zero is not only a symbol for their future electric performance plans, but also a tribute to classic supercar enthusiasts.
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (also known as ACEA) recorded the demand for alternative fuel-based cars around the globe from the second-quarter of 2016 with statistics in the past three months. When the data was compared, it was discovered that in those past three months the increase in demand for alternative fuel-based cars went up 38 percent. In addition to the alternative fuels that are provided for plug-in electric cars and plug-in hybrids, there is also vehicles power-driven by LPG, propane, or natural gas.
The current demand for battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars have been on the rise as indicated by the surge that happened last quarter, when the demand escalated and reached 1.2 percent of their overall car sales throughout Europe. Based off data taken in Europe from ACEA, the number of electric car sales hit 62,367 and plug-in hybrid sales hit 59,813. Furthermore, when mild hybrids were included in the data, the sales reached a total of 213,252. This result proved that the demand for alternative fuel-based cars is becoming even more sought after, especially in the European continent where automotive development and manufacturing is constantly evolving at a breakneck speed.
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