May 25, 2023 - 11:35 am
Tata to pick the UK over Spain for new battery plant
Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors appears to have opted for the UK to construct its planned battery cell factory. Previous plans for Europe saw Tata also eyeing Spain, yet the latest BBC reports consider talks in Britain well advanced, including a location.
Apr 20, 2023 - 11:41 am
Jaguar Land Rover specifies EV production goals
Jaguar Land Rover will invest £15 billion in its electric future over the next five years. The equivalent of $18.6 billion will be used to launch new electric platforms and prepare plants for (component) production.
Feb 7, 2023 - 12:09 pm
Tata starts looking for European battery site
Tata Motors is apparently searching for a location for its European battery cell factory in Spain or Great Britain. In Spain, the Indian manufacturer is considering an industrial site in Zuera near the city of Zaragoza.
Jan 13, 2023 - 01:24 pm
Tata considers building battery factory in Europe
The Indian Tata Group is considering building two factories for the production of battery cells, one in India and another in Europe. With the latter plant, the group would produce cells for Tata subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover.
Nov 10, 2021 - 11:56 am
COP26: 30 nations & 11 carmakers want to exit combustion transit
At the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, 30 countries, 11 carmakers and other partners issued a joint declaration to move away from the internal combustion engine. The goal is to be emission-free worldwide for passenger cars and LCVs by 2040. But some of the signatories have already set themselves stricter targets.
Oct 27, 2021 - 12:07 pm
New Range Rover to drop with two PHEV variants
Land Rover has presented the fifth generation of the Range Rover. At the market launch next year, this will receive two plug-in hybrid variants with 324 and 375 kW respectively and a purely electric WLTP range of up to 100 kilometres. The manufacturer has announced a purely electric Range Rover for 2024.
Sep 2, 2021 - 03:41 pm
Everrati presents electric Land Rover IIA
The UK-based EV conversion specialist Everrati has revealed its latest addition to its line-up: an electric conversion of the Land Rover Series IIA, giving the 60-year old classic a second life.
Jul 25, 2021 - 11:55 am
JLR announces long-term Formula E plans
Jaguar Land Rover officially announces the long-term continuation of its Formula E commitment. When the technologically refreshed Generation 3 cars make their debut at the start of the 2022/23 season, Jaguar Racing will once again be represented by two electric racers.
Jul 6, 2021 - 10:18 am
JLR rumoured to be AESC’s next customer
Following AESC’s deal with Nissan in Sunderland, a second British manufacturer is now interested in the batteries from the Chinese-Japanese company. This was revealed by AESC CEO who mentioned talks were underway with several manufacturers.
Jun 15, 2021 - 11:52 am
JLR reveals hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a fuel cell-powered prototype of the Land Rover Defender, which is due to start testing in the UK later this year. The H2 off-road vehicle is being created as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s research and development into future technologies.
Apr 13, 2021 - 01:46 pm
JLR invests in battery recycling startup
Jaguar Land Rover is among the investors in a new 20 million US dollar funding round for US start-up Battery Resourcers. The company is developing a special process that not only recovers the materials but also formulates new active material.
Feb 15, 2021 - 12:59 pm
Jaguar to be a zero-emission brand by 2025
Big news from Jaguar Land Rover: Jaguar will become a zero-emission car brand from 2025 as part of the JLR strategy ‘Reimagine’. Land Rover plans to greatly expand the number of electric models.
Oct 21, 2020 - 11:53 am
Land Rover WLTP reality check
Land Rover has now had to admit that it is currently unable to meet the initially promised data on CO2 emissions and electric range for the plug-in hybrid versions of the Evoque and Discovery Sport. The sale of the hybrid vehicles has therefore been temporarily suspended.
Oct 12, 2020 - 05:44 pm
Four manufacturers already met EU CO2 targets by Q3
Based on their sales figures for the first half of 2020, the PSA Group, Volvo, FCA and the BMW Group already meet the EU targets for average CO2 emissions from new cars, as shown by an analysis by Transport & Environment.
Sep 9, 2020 - 01:57 pm
Land Rover Defender comes as plug-in hybrid in 2021
Land Rover has announced a new model year of the Defender, which JLR will offer as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. The 297 kW motor for the PHEV that sells under the name Defender P400e (for 400 hp) is already familiar from the manufacturer’s other models.
Jun 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm
UK government boosts electric automotive sector
The UK government has awarded £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This includes ten projects in the automotive sector to develop technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. A significant proportion of the money is being spent on furthering electric vehicle production and technology.
Jun 9, 2020 - 05:50 pm
BYD & JLR consider battery factory in the UK
According to insider information, BYD is considering building a battery cell factory in the UK to supply Jaguar Land Rover. Corresponding talks between BYD and JLR are currently underway. However, the unclear future trade relationship of Great Britain with the EU is delaying BYD’s decision.
Jan 20, 2020 - 02:36 pm
GKN Automotive and Delta join forces on e-drives
GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics are launching a strategic cooperation for the development and marketing of electric drives for the 80 to 155 kW power class. The drives from the joint development are to be launched on the market in three years.
Jul 5, 2019 - 02:42 pm
UK: JLR to create “powerhouse of e-mobility in the Midlands”
Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its Castle Bromwich plant near Birmingham. The announcement is the next step towards the company’s promise to offer electrified options for all new models starting 2020.
Jun 5, 2019 - 12:29 pm
BMW & JLR to cooperate on development
The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover are joining forces to develop the next generation of electric drives. It will apparently be some time before the parts jointly developed in Munich can be used in production cars.
Apr 3, 2019 - 10:45 am
The best April Fools
German-language publication Blick listed our April Fools joke article, “German carmakers show full e-mobility commitment,” among the best April Fools jokes of the automobile industry. Here, we give you serious insight into some of the best jokes from 1 April.
Mar 19, 2019 - 05:11 pm
JLR installs 166 NewMotion charging points
Jaguar Land Rover has had NewMotion (Shell) install 166 charging points at their development centre in Gaydon. The 7 kW chargers are ready for employee use. JLR will also install charging stations in the Gaydon visitor car park and later at other locations in the UK.
Nov 24, 2018 - 08:25 pm
Range Rover plans for a PHEV Evoque
Range Rover has introduced the second generation of the compact SUV Evoque, and simultaneously announced that variants with a 48 volt mild hybrid would be offered within twelve months of the introduction of the next-gen vehicle.