Jaguar Land Rover just made a huge commitment to electrification

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JLR also showcased its vision for the auto of 2040 and beyond.

Based on the 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster this hot puppy will do 0-60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds.

Jaguar Land Rover reveals a smart steering wheel that will handle multiple functions, no matter how big of a dummy is holding it. The first is an electric version of the iconic E-Type of the Sixties. We seriously hope it does make it into production, but if it does one thing's for sure, it'll be expensive and rare.

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Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr Ralf Speth said that from 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles would use electrically assisted drivetrains.

The U.K. automaker's plan to offer greener versions of its sporty Jaguar cars and Land Rover SUVs comes as governments crack down on air pollution and Carbon dioxide emissions.

Jaguar Land Rover has set out its commitment to the electrification of its vehicles, saying that all new vehicles from 2020 will come with electric options, be that fully electric, plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid.

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In order to seamlessly combine the new electric powertrain of the E-type Zero with the dynamic set-up of the original E-type specification, we have limited the vehicle's power output. This would include the already announced Jaguar I-Pace EV and likely a future Land Rover Defender.

At the moment, the E-Type Zero is a one-off, but if there's real interest we can't see Jaguar resisting the temptation to create more electric E-Types for clients. Amply seconded by its tagline, "We future history", the vintage has been brought to life by the Jaguar Land Rover Classic division.The original auto which dates back to 1968, now is totally emission-less being powered totally by electricity all thanks to the 220 kW drivetrain that has been fitted into it.

Its first electric model, the Jaguar I-Pace, will be be built in Austria. What you would claim as yours is the intelligent steering wheel called Sayer.

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He commented: "The premium end of things is moving more quickly [towards electrification] in part because electric vehicle costs are higher at the moment because of battery costs, so they can absorb that".

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