Jaguar to Cease Petrol Vehicle Production, Plans All-Electric Future

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Jaguar, the UK’s largest car manufacturer, has announced it will stop producing petrol-powered vehicles by the end of 2024 as part of its “Reimagine” plan to transition to an all-electric lineup by 2025. This shift aims to blend sustainability with luxury, positioning Jaguar as a leader in the electric vehicle (EV) market.

The first model in this new lineup will be a four-door electric GT car, based on Jaguar’s top-trim F-type. While the current F-type GT boasts 575 horsepower, experts predict the new electric GT will exceed 600 horsepower.

Roadmap to Reducing Emissions

Jaguar’s move is part of a broader strategy to achieve zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2039. This includes decarbonising manufacturing processes, vehicles in use, and the supply chain. With end-user emissions making up nearly 70% of the total emissions in car manufacturing, transitioning to EVs powered by renewable energy is seen as a critical step.

By 2030, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) aims for 80% of its sales to be battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The company is collaborating with over 5,000 suppliers, urging them to adopt science-based targets to help achieve JLR’s net-zero goals.

Innovations and Partnerships

JLR is leveraging its innovation program to address the most challenging aspects of its supply chain. To expedite this process, Jaguar is partnering with Deepform, a metal-stamping design startup focused on reducing pollution, and Ascend Elements, a company specialising in manufacturing battery materials from recycled lithium batteries.

Thomas Mueller, JLR’s executive director of product engineering, stated, “Our vehicles are, and continue to be, at the forefront of an all-electric automotive future. This facility, a core component of our Reimagine strategy, is essential to providing the advanced testing capabilities that will be vital to the performance and reliability of the modern luxury vehicles we are proudly developing.”

Jaguar’s commitment to sustainability and innovation highlights its drive to lead the automotive industry’s shift towards a greener future.