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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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An Apple car would increase pressure on Tesla and other automakers

External View of the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on August 19, 2020 in New York City.

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Tesla has been called “the Apple of the automotive industry” for the amount of technology in its vehicles.

But as Apple is in talks to partner with South Korean automaker Hyundai-Kia for an electric vehicle, what does that mean for Tesla and other automakers?

Simply put, it’s complicated. Apple is known for its secrecy and there’s little information regarding what its business model would be for a so-called Apple Car. But overall, the tech giant entering new segments — phones, watches, music, streaming, etc. — has meant significant pressure for legacy companies to match its consumer interface and products. A car would likely be no different.

“There’s no question that Apple getting into the auto industry at all is going to put pressure on

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Apple and Tesla expert says Apple is getting into the car business

Is Apple going to build a car, partner on a car, or offer software and services for cars? You’ve heard all of those theories — and heard them retracted. Now what?

“I think it’s important to make a distinction between when Apple works on something compared to when it sees the light of day,” says Gene Munster,  co-founder and managing partner of Loup Ventures and a keen watcher of Apple and its automotive doppelganger, Tesla. “It’s very clear Apple has ambitions to build a car. It was not clear six months ago.”

Apple car rendering

Designer Aristomenis Tsirbas won a contest to imagine the Apple Car back in 2015, but the company has yet to produce one. 


Aristomenis Tsirbas

Our conversation was booked as rumors flew that Hyundai or Kia were about to announce a deal to build cars with Apple. By the time the interview took place a few

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Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram Top Consumer Reports’ List of Most-Liked Automotive Brands

Consumer Reports just released its list of most and least-liked car brands, based on its owner satisfaction survey. They asked 369,000 owners whether they’d buy their same car again if given the chance and extrapolated the data for the results. Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram are at the top of the list, and Cadillac, Nissan, and Infiniti round out the bottom.



a car parked in a parking lot: Consumer Reports just released its list of most and least-liked car brands, based on its owner satisfaction survey. They asked 369,000 owners whether they’d buy their same car again if given the chance and extrapolated the data for the results. Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram are at the top of the list, and Cadillac, Nissan, and […]


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Consumer Reports just released its list of most and least-liked car brands, based on its owner satisfaction survey. They asked 369,000 owners whether they’d buy their same car again if given the chance and extrapolated the data for the results. Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram are at the top of the list, and Cadillac, Nissan, and […]

What’s interesting here, Automotive Content Specialist for Consumer Reports Mike Quincy told me today, is that some brands with a high owner satisfaction rating–such as Tesla and Lincoln–have

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