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Forget V8s, V12s, and petrol altogether - Jaguar is focusing on electricity as a means of propulsion, and the British luxury brand will be aiming squarely at the Tesla Model S with its upcoming all-electric XJ luxury model.
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Perhaps the most surprising news, though, is that the new XJ will still be built in the UK, with JLR clearly showing its commitment to its home country in the face of Brexit uncertainty - it has already announced 4500 job cuts so far this year. The only other fully electric Jaguar - the i-Pace SUV - is built by Magna Steyr in Austria.
“The future of mobility is electric and, as a visionary British company, we are committed to making our next generation of zero-emission vehicles in the UK,” said Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Ralf Speth.
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“We are co-locating our electric vehicle manufacture, Electronic Drive Units and battery assembly to create a powerhouse of electrification in the Midlands.”
The specifics of power, torque, range and acceleration are all still to be confirmed, but it is expected that the size of the XJ will enable it to offer at least 400km of electric range, and it'll likely be all-wheel drive with acceleration capabilities in the sub-six-second range.