All Jaguar cars will be fully electric by 2025 at the latest, and Land Rover will begin introducing electric models in 2024, manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover said on Monday.
The British company, owned by the Indian concern Tata Motors, intends to spend 2.5 billion pounds a year on switching its cars to electric motors.
Jaguar will become an all-electric brand by 2025 with a completely new model range, which will also mean the abandonment of the electric version of the XJ limousine, in line with the plan outlined by new Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bollore. Jaguar currently offers one electric model - the 2018 I-Pace.
Land Rover, on the other hand, is expected to bring electric versions of all six current models to the market from 2024, and electric cars are expected to account for around 60% by the end of this decade. selling this brand.
Bollore also said that all three JLR factories in the UK will be maintained, although one of them, Castle Bromwich near Birmingham, in the long-term plans to focus on "non-production activities", suggesting that in the future car batteries could be produced there. electric.
The British government announced in November last year that it would accelerate the entry into force of the ban on the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines. Instead of in 2035, it will enter into force as early as 2030.
Also in November, another British company, Bentley Motors, announced the transition to full electric car production by 2030.
From London Bartłomiej Niedziński (PAP)