Day: February 15, 2021

Jaguar takes on Tesla in all-electric drive

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar is going all-electric by 2025 under new boss Thierry Bolloré’s £2.5bn-a-year investment plan that will also “reimagine” the famed marque as a rival to the likes of Tesla.

The boss of Britain’s biggest car maker will not develop new Jaguar cars with internal combustion engines after the existing models end their production runs.

Instead he is taking the badge upmarket to compete with rivals such as Aston Martin and Bentley and is planning only battery-powered models.

Land Rover is also going electric, with the first battery-powered model going on sale in 2024. All the company’s vehicles will have an electric option by the end of the decade.

JLR is also developing hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles in anticipation of future demand for cars powered by the gas, with the first test vehicles on the roads this year.

After taking the wheel at JLR in September, Mr Bolloré’s

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Jaguar Land Rover’s car range to be fully electric by 2030

Jaguar Land Rover’s car range will be fully electric by 2030 as the carmaker joins a global race to develop zero-emission models to get ahead of looming bans on sales of new fossil-fuel vehicles.

JLR, owned by India’s Tata Motors, said on Monday the Jaguar brand will lead the way with a fully-electric model range built on a brand-new electric platform by 2025.

Land Rover will launch six pure electric models in the next five years with the first one coming in 2024, JLR added.

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JLR said that as it electrifies its model range, it will keep all three of its British plants open.

But Thierry Bollore, who took over as chief executive in September, said the carmaker’s Castle Bromwich plant in central England would

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Car models most likely to be impacted by chip shortage

  • Car dealerships are already reflecting the slowdown in manufacturing due to the global chip shortage.
  • Shoppers may see higher prices and lower availability of certain car models.
  • Car companies began halting production in January and expect to lose billions this year.
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A global shortage of computer chips has caused shutdowns at several automotive manufacturing plants — and car dealerships are already reflecting the shortage.

Car shoppers can expect to see an impact in the availability of certain car models due to the chip shortage, as well as a price increase, according to Cars.com executive editor Joe Wiesenfelder. Dealerships may also be less likely to offer deals as supplies dwindle.

“Consumers in the market of considering buying a car should shop now because choices and prices could worsen over the next two quarters,” Wiesenfelder told Insider. 

Car companies began halting production

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