In an aim to go the electric way, parent company Jaguar Land Rover recently announced that it would start launching electrified versions of its entire product line-up towards the end of this year for the Indian market. Ranging from Hybrid to Battery Electric vehicles, according to media reports India would most likely first see the inception of second-generation Range Rover Evoque (Hybrid). Remaining Hybrid versions of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport could also be in the pipeline. However, the biggest news from the British marquee is that it would introduce the much acclaimed Jaguar I-PACE towards the second half of 2020.
“Jaguar Land Rover’s focus is to commit itself to a more sustainable future and our engineers have developed just the right products to lead us on this path. The introduction of electrified vehicles in Jaguar Land Rover India’s portfolio is in line with the government’s thrust towards electric vehicles. The company is encouraged by the introduction of FAME-II by the Government of India and it focuses on the expansion of the charging infrastructure in the country. This is bound to help with faster adoption of all kinds of Electric Vehicles in due course”, commented Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd.
Jaguar I-Pace will be the first EV vehicle to be sold by the British automaker in the country. This electric SUV has two electric motors positioned on each axle that result towards a very capable four-wheel drive system. The synchronous permanent magnet motors contribute to a power output of 400bhp with 695Nm of peak torque. Its performance is stated by the fact that this SUV can achieve a 0-100 acceleration mark in just 4.8 seconds.