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Internal combustion engines have powered cars for more than a century, but car companies all across the world, including Land Rover’s sister brand Jaguar, are starting to answer customer demands for vehicles driven by alternative fuels. Finding and developing alternative fuel sources is crucial to ensure a sustainable and environmentally responsible future for the automotive industry as a whole – and Jaguar Land Rover is dedicated to this challenge, heart and soul. The most visible demonstration of this is the return of the proud heritage of the Jaguar marque to racing through the company’s Formula E team. The traditional internal combustion engine has been replaced by the new 200kW Jaguar I-TYPE electric motors, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph CHARGING in just 2.9 seconds. Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll are following in the footsteps of racing 03 TECHNOLOGY UP THE FUTURE luminaries Mark Webber and Eddie Irvine – who both competed for Jaguar from 2000 to 2004 – by representing the team in its first Formula E season. The reason behind entering the championship is simple, according to Jaguar Land Rover’s Group Engineering Director Nick Rogers: “Electrification is the future.” PHOTOGRAPHY: PR 14

N A V I G A T O R The excitement and energy of the Formula E track isn’t happening in a vacuum. When you’re working at the frontier of new technology, timing splits and chicanes have real-world resonance. What happens out on the racetrack helps spark development in another area of transport: electric road cars. Here, too, everything points toward an electrified future: in the Netherlands one in 10 cars on the road is electric powered; in Norway one in four. Indeed, on a global scale, things are moving quickly, with the number of electric cars across the globe increasing by a factor of 100 from 2010 to 2015 and the International Energy Agency hoping to have 20 million electric vehicles traversing the world’s highways by 2020. In late 2016, the characteristic curves of the new Jaguar I-PACE Concept* joined those groundbreaking cars. The electric sports SUV concept car stems from Jaguar’s first forays into electrification and is a way of bringing the lessons learned from Formula E to the daily commute. Its expansive battery has a targeted range of approximately 220 miles on EPA test cycles on a single charge. Removing the combustion engine found in traditional cars and replacing it with a compact electric drivetrain allows the I-PACE Concept to combine a sports silhouette with the space of an SUV, seating five comfortably. The concept car is a pure Jaguar and a true driver’s car thanks to the twin electric motors producing 516 lb-ft of torque instantly, allowing the car to reach 60 mph in approximately four seconds*. No wonder that Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design, has called the I-PACE Concept “a whole new vehicle that takes Jaguar design to the next level.” The I-PACE Concept will soon take the leap from the drawing board to the production line, as a road-ready I-PACE will be arriving in the second half of 2018. The world of cars is changing fast – and Jaguar Land Rover is at the forefront, right where it matters. * All illustrations, photographs and specifications shown here are based on the Jaguar I-PACE Concept vehicle. Final U.S. specifications, design, equipment and accessories have not been determined. Therefore, U.S. production vehicles will differ from the one shown. All pricing and figures for acceleration, power, speed, range and charging are the manufacturer’s estimates based on best information available at time of publication. Jaguar I-PACE production vehicles will be tested and certified prior to release, with official figures available prior to any customer delivery. Common grounds: the I-TYPE (left) and the I-PACE Concept (below) represent Jaguar Land Rover’s first steps into electrification, with ambitions spanning from the racetrack to everyday use 15


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