European OEM Electrification Strategies, Including EV Product Timelines

PSA and Renault to add more models, Volvo and JLR set electrification deadline

2019/11/08

Summary

  Compared to major German OEMs such as Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler, other European automakers have been more varied in their approaches to electrification. PSA announced that they would launch fifteen electrified models, consisting of eight plug-in hybrids and seven battery electric vehicles, from 2019 through 2020. Renault, having previously established an electrified lineup spanning a range of segments in 2012, aims to expand further, with the City K-ZE exclusively for the Chinese market as well as its first hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

  As brands with fewer models in their lineup, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover have both set years for when their new models would henceforth be electrified. Starting in 2019, all new Volvo vehicles would feature an electric motor in either a mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric powertrain. Jaguar Land Rover announced that every new model line starting in 2020 would have electrified options.

Renault Zoe Jaguar I-Pace
Renault Zoe
Source: Renault
Jaguar I-Pace


  This report is a part of a series which gives an overview of the current and future electrification strategies of major OEMs. This report focuses on the strategies of PSA, Renault, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover, with timelines for each automaker showing past and future vehicle launches. Previous reports focused on the electrification strategies of U.S. OEMs and German OEMs.

percentage of yearly vehicle sales Number of electrified vehicle models offered by year
Graph showing percentage of yearly vehicle sales that are electric models out of total vehicle sales by automaker Number of electrified vehicle models offered by year
Note: Future models are included only if a preliminary launch date has been announced

  
Other reports in series:
German OEM Electrification Strategies, Including EV Product Timelines (Oct. 2019)
U.S. OEM Electrification Strategies, Including EV Product Timelines
 (Sep. 2019)

Other related reports:
Frankfurt Motor Show 2019: European OEMs (Sep. 2019)
Auto Shanghai 2019: Exhibitions by Western Automakers Ford, GM, Volvo, etc. (Jun. 2019)
OEM Electrification Strategies: Strengthening HVs and diversifying into EVs, PHVs, and FCVs (May 2018)
OEM Electrification Strategies: Acceleration of EV and PHV Lineup Expansion (Apr. 2018)

 



PSA electrification strategy encompasses all of its brands

  In September 2018, PSA announced its general electrification strategy across all of its brands, including Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall. Starting in 2019, every new model introduced in any PSA brand will include either a plug-in hybrid or fully electric version. PSA aims to launch a total of 15 electrified models in the two-year time period from 2019 through 2020. These 15 models will consist of eight plug-in hybrid and seven battery electric models. By 2025, all models across PSA will have at least one electric option.

  All of PSA's electric models will be developed on one of two vehicle platforms. The Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) initially launched in 2013, and will be used for plug-in hybrid models of compact and premium models such as sedans, coupes, SUVs and light commercial vehicles. The Common Modular Platform (CMP), which launched in 2019, will be used for battery electric models in the city car, entry-level sedan, mid-range sedan and compact SUV segments. PSA invested EUR 630 million for the development of the EMP2 platform, and invested EUR 100 million across various plants to prepare for the production of plug-in hybrid models.

  In December 2017, PSA formed a joint venture with Nidec Leroy-Somer to develop and manufacture electric motors. The companies will invest approximately EUR 220 million into the joint venture, which expects to begin electric motor production in 2022. The joint venture has a long-term target to produce 900,000 motors per year. In September 2018, PSA announced that it would create a joint venture with Punch Powertrain to produce future generations of electrified dual-clutch transmissions starting in 2022. The two companies will invest EUR 82 million into the joint venture, which will manufacture approximately 600,000 transmissions a year at PSA's plant in Moselle, France.

  Total electrified vehicle sales in 2018 for PSA totaled approximately 8,600 units, an increase of approximately 73% from 2017. Models contributing to the increase in sales include the Opel Ampera-e (a rebadged Chevrolet Bolt obtained through the acquisition of Opel), Citroen C-Zero, Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, and to a lesser extent, the Peugeot iOn. The fifteen electric models which PSA plans to launch in 2019 and 2020 are expected to further increase sales.

  Current electric models across PSA's brands as of October 2019 include the following:

  • Opel Ampera-e: The Opel Ampera-e is a battery electric subcompact hatchback that is a rebadged Chevrolet Bolt. As such, the Ampera-e uses the same 60 kWh lithium-ion battery and 150 kW electric motor as the Bolt to enable a range of approximately 238 miles. The first deliveries of the Ampera-e took place in April 2017 in Norway. Multiple news outlets have reported that the Ampera-e will be replaced by the Opel Corsa-e at the end of its lifecycle in 2020.
  • Peugeot iOn/Citroen C-Zero: The Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero are rebadged versions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a battery electric city car. Both models include a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery powering a 47 kW electric motor. The iOn and C-Zero both have a range of approximately 93 miles. Sales of both models started in late 2010, with deliveries beginning in January 2011.
  • Peugeot Partner/Citroen Berlingo: The Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo electric minivans were originally unveiled at the 2012 Hannover Motor Show, and launched in the first half of 2013. The van has a two-part battery pack providing 22.5 kWh of power and 103 miles of range. An electric motor provides 49 kW to the van's front wheels. In fall 2017, PSA launched MPV versions of the van as the Peugeot Partner Tepee and the Citroen Berlingo Multispace.
  • Citroen E-Mehari: The Citroen E-Mehari is a battery electric off-road compact SUV which launched in spring 2016. A 30 kWh lithium metal polymer battery provides a range of approximately 123 miles. A hardtop version of the E-Mehari was introduced in January 2018 with increased engine torque.

Peugeot iOn
Peugeot iOn
Source: Peugeot

  In the announcement of its electrification strategy on September 2018, PSA revealed a number of electric models that it would launch in 2019 and 2020. These models include the following:

  • DS 7 Crossback E-tense: The DS 7 Crossback E-tense is a plug-in hybrid compact premium SUV first presented at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It has a 13.2 kWh battery that provides an all-electric range of approximately 31 miles. The powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter engine combined with two 80 kW electric motors, one for each axle. The DS 7 Crossback E-tense launched in summer 2019.
  • Peugeot 3008: The Peugeot 3008 compact crossover will have two plug-in hybrid versions available, a front-wheel drive Hybrid version and a four-wheel drive Hybrid4 version. The Hybrid4 pairs a 1.6-liter 147 kW engine with two 80 kW motors to generate a total of 220 kW. The Hybrid version pairs a 1.6-liter engine generating 132 kW with a single 80 kW motor. Both versions use a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and have an all-electric range of approximately 31 miles. The Hybrid4 version launched in France in the second quarter of 2019, with the Hybrid version launching a few months later.
  • Peugeot 508/Peugeot 508 SW: The Peugeot 508 is a large family car whose hybrid version combines a 1.6-liter engine with a single 80 kW electric motor to generate a total of 165 kW. The 11.8 kWh battery provides an all-electric range of approximately 25 miles. Hybrid versions of the 508 launched in the second quarter of 2019 in France.
  • Citroen C5 Aircross: A plug-in hybrid concept model of the Citroen C5 SUV was unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Its battery has a capacity of 13.2 kWh to provide an all-electric range of approximately 31 miles. Its powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter engine combined with an 80 kW motor to generate 165 kW of total power. The plug-in hybrid version of the C5 Aircross is scheduled to launch at the end of 2019.
  • Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X: The Grandland X Hybrid4 plug-in hybrid compact crossover was first announced in May 2019, and made its public debut at IAA 2019. As with other PSA all-wheel-drive hybrids, the Grandland X features a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, two 80 kW electric motors and a 1.6-liter engine. The Grandland X is expected to have an all-electric range of 31 miles and launch in early 2020.
  • DS 3 Crossback E-tense: Debuting at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the DS 3 Crossback E-tense subcompact premium crossover was the first battery electric vehicle announced by PSA as part of its new electrification strategy. It uses a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery with an electric motor which generates 100 kW of power. Based on the WLTP cycle, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense has a range of 200 miles. The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is expected to launch in January 2020.

Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid Citroen C5 Aircross concept
Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid
Source: Peugeot
Citroen C5 Aircross concept
Source: Citroen

Opel Corsa-e
Opel/Vauxhall Corsa-e

  Since its September 2018 announcement, PSA has revealed other battery electric models which it intends to launch before 2021:

  • Peugeot e-208: Launched in France in October 2019, the Peugeot e-208 is a battery electric subcompact car with a range of approximately 210 miles. The e-208 has a 50 kWh battery and a single electric motor which provides 100 kW of power.
  • Peugeot e-2008: The Peugeot e-2008 battery electric subcompact crossover was introduced alongside its combustion engine versions in June 2019, and is expected to launch at the end of 2019. As with the e-208, the subcompact crossover has a 50 kWh battery and an electric motor which provides 100 kW. The e-2008 has a range of approximately 193 miles.
  • Opel/Vauxhall Corsa-e: The Corsa-e subcompact hatchback is expected to replace the Ampera-e when it launches in the middle of 2020. As with other PSA battery electric models, the Corsa-e features a 50 kWh battery and a 100 kW electric motor. The Corsa-e has a range of approximately 205 miles.
  • Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X: The Mokka X subcompact crossover will have a battery electric version released in 2020. The powertrain for the Mokka X is speculated to be the same as the DS 3 Crossback E-tense, consisting of a 100 kW electric motor and a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery.
  • Opel/Vauxhall vans: Electrified vans launched by Opel/Vauxhall in the near future include the Vivaro in 2020, and the Combo, Combo Life, and Vivaro Life in 2021.

PSA Group brand product timeline
PSA brand product timeline

Note: Estimated launch dates of future models on the timeline are located in the middle of their expected launch year when more detailed information is unavailable.



Renault expands upon solid electrified lineup foundation

  Renault leads all OEMs in cumulative electric vehicle sales in Europe, achieving a milestone of 200,000 electric vehicles sold in Europe in February 2019 due to its previous launch of a range of battery electric vehicles in 2012. These models included the Fluence Z.E. sedan (also known as the SM3 Z.E. in Korea), Kangoo Z.E. van, Twizy city car and Zoe hatchback. As the automotive industry continues to trend towards electric vehicles, Renault will adapt by both upgrading its current models and expanding with new models. By 2022, Renault aims to have eight battery electric models and a total of 12 electrified models in its lineup. The eight battery electric vehicles will represent 20% of Renault's lineup.

  In June 2018, Renault announced an investment of more than EUR one billion to develop and produce electric vehicles in France. The investment is spread across several of Renault's operations. Renault plans to introduce a new electric vehicle platform for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance at its Douai plant. In doing so, the Douai plant would be converted to become Renault's second site for producing electric passenger vehicles. Renault will also invest in its Flins facility to double the production capacity of the Zoe and prepare for the launch of the next-generation Zoe.

  Another investment will occur at Renault's plant in Cleon. The investment at Cleon is aimed towards tripling its electric motor production capacity. Additionally, Renault plans to introduce a new electric motor in 2021 which will be produced at Cleon. Finally, Renault will invest in its Maubeuge plant to prepare it for production of the next-generation Kangoo, which includes the battery electric Kangoo Z.E. Prior to this announcement, Renault had announced plans to recruit approximately 5,000 new employees in France from 2017 through 2019, and invest EUR 235 million for employee training.

  In 2018, Renault's electrified vehicle sales totaled approximately 47,000 units, a sales increase of 28.4% over the previous year. Renault's sales growth in electric vehicles can be primarily attributed to three models, the Zoe, Kangoo Z.E., and Twizy. Since its launch in late 2012, sales of the Zoe have increased every year and have comprised most of Renault's electric vehicle sales. Zoe sales in 2018 increased by 26% to approximately 39,000 units. Sales of the Kangoo Z.E. and Twizy in 2018 saw significant year-to-year increases due to lower volumes, growing 74% and 132%, respectively.

  All of the production battery electric models Renault introduced through 2012 are still available as of October 2019. These models are the following:

  • Zoe: Originally launched in December 2012, an updated version of the Renault Zoe subcompact battery electric vehicle was shown at IAA 2019. The updated Zoe ZE50 has a new 52 kWh battery, extending its range to approximately 242 miles. Other updates include a new 100 kW electric motor, and DC fast-charging capabilities. The updated Zoe is expected to launch in January 2020.
  • Kangoo Z.E.: The Kangoo Z.E. is a battery electric light commercial vehicle whose most recent version launched in June 2017. The updates increased its battery capacity to 33 kWh and upgraded the electric motor to produce 44 kW. The new systems provide a range of approximately 167 miles under the NEDC standard.
  • Twizy: The Renault Twizy is a battery electric city car designed to provide inexpensive, local urban mobility. A 6 kWh battery provides the Twizy with a range of approximately 50 miles. Various available powertrain options include a 4 kW electric motor and a 13 kW electric motor. The Twizy originally launched in March 2012.
  • Fluence Z.E. (SM3 Z.E.): The Renault Fluence Z.E. battery electric compact car initially launched in late 2011, featuring a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery providing a range of 115 miles under the NEDC standard. The powertrain is a 70 kW electric motor. While production and sales of the Fluence Z.E. have stopped in most markets, Renault-Samsung still produces and sells the model as the SM3 Z.E. in South Korea.

Renault Zoe Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Renault Zoe
Source: Renault
Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Source: Renault


  A second-generation Renault Master Z.E. battery electric large van was unveiled in June 2018 and launched in September. The updated Master Z.E. uses a 33 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 57 kW electric motor. Under the NEDC standard, the Master Z.E. has a range of approximately 124 miles. Renault also revealed the D Z.E. and the D Wide Z.E. medium-duty trucks. The 16-ton D Z.E. will have a 185 kW electric motor and battery options ranging from 200 to 300 kWh providing a range of up to 186 miles. The 26-ton D Wide Z.E. has a 200 kWh battery pack enabling a range of 124 miles and two electric motors providing a total power of 370 kW. Production for both trucks began in late 2019.

  At the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, Renault revealed the City K-ZE, a battery electric compact crossover designed initially for the Chinese market. A 26.8 kWh battery provides a range of approximately 168 miles under the NEDC standard, while a 33 kW electric motor provides a top speed of approximately 65 mph. The City K-ZE is capable of DC fast charging, and can recharge up to 80% of a full charge in 50 minutes. Launched in September 2019, the City K-ZE is manufactured by eGT New Energy Automotive, a joint venture between the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Dongfeng.

  Renault also unveiled two future hybrid models in 2019, the first hybrids in its model lineup:

  • Clio E-Tech: First shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Clio E-Tech is a hybrid subcompact car that will launch in 2020 along with the fifth-generation Clio. The E-Tech powertrain for the Clio consists of a 1.6-liter engine with two electric motors, one to start the engine and one for additional power. A 1.2 kWh battery provides power as needed to the powertrain, and is automatically recharged during use.
  • Captur E-Tech Plug-in: Renault presented the second-generation Renault Captur subcompact crossover at IAA 2019. The Captur E-Tech is a plug-in hybrid version that will be available as an option with other Captur variants. Like the Clio, the Captur E-Tech powertrain has a 1.6-liter engine with two electric motors. However, the Captur E-Tech uses a 9.8 kWh battery with a charging socket. The Captur E-Tech will also launch in 2020.

Renault City K-ZE Renault Captur
Renault City K-ZE Renault Captur

Renault brand product timeline
Renault brand product timeline

Note: Estimated launch dates of future models on the timeline are located in the middle of their expected launch year when more detailed information is unavailable.

 



Volvo highlights goal of electrifying all new vehicles starting from 2019

  Volvo first revealed its electrification strategy in October 2015. Its initial strategy focused primarily on developing plug-in hybrid models across its vehicle range along with a battery electric vehicle that it planned to launch in 2019. In July 2017, Volvo updated its strategy with further details. It stated that every new vehicle starting in 2019 would have an electric motor in either a mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery electric powertrain. Volvo also announced that it would launch five battery electric models between 2019 and 2021, consisting of three models under the Volvo brand and two models from Volvo's performance brand, Polestar.

  Through its updated strategy, Volvo is aiming to achieve several goals by 2025. First, Volvo wants to have half of its sales come from fully electric models by 2025. Second, Volvo aims to have a total of one million electrified vehicles, including mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric models, in operation by 2025. Related to these goals, Volvo also hopes to reduce the lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40% in the period of time from 2018 to 2025. This will lead to Volvo's eventual goal of becoming a climate neutral company by 2040.

  In May 2019, Volvo signed multibillion-dollar long-term supply deals with CATL and LG Chem, leading battery manufacturers from China and South Korea, respectively. The deals will supply Volvo with battery modules for its current Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform and the upcoming second-generation Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2) platform. Volvo is also constructing its first battery assembly line at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium, which is expected to complete by the end of 2019. The Ghent manufacturing plant currently produces plug-in hybrid versions of the XC40 and will produce the battery electric XC40 Recharge.

  Volvo's overall electrified vehicle sales in 2018 totaled approximately 36,000 units, an increase of 85% over its sales in 2017. The increase in sales was primarily due to having a full year of sales in most markets for the XC60 crossover, which had launched in 2017. Sales for the XC60 increased from 4,000 units in 2017 to 19,000 units in 2018. Increased sales of the S90 and V90 across Europe, the U.S. and China also contributed to the growth in sales.

  As of October 2019, Volvo's electrified model lineup consists of plug-in hybrid versions and mild hybrid versions of its available models. In February 2019, Volvo announced that it had upgraded its T6 and T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains and that all models across its lineup would include plug-in hybrid options. Both upgraded Twin Engine powertrains feature a larger capacity battery and an advanced brake-by-wire battery charging system. These upgrades increase the range of both powertrains by approximately 15% over their predecessors. The upgraded T6 Twin Engine is available on the S60 sedan and the V60 wagon, while the upgraded T8 Twin Engine powertrain is available on all 60 and 90 Series models.

  Volvo's electrified models consist of the following:

  • S60: Initially launched exclusively for the Chinese market, the S60 compact sedan released a plug-in hybrid version for its long wheelbase model in 2015. The third-generation model is produced at Volvo's plant in Charleston, South Carolina, and features two plug-in hybrid options in the T6 Twin Engine and T8 Twin Engine that were available at launch in the fourth quarter of 2018, providing a range of 22 miles. Volvo later introduced updated T6 and T8 Twin Engine powertrains with an 11.6 kWh battery providing a range between 30 and 36 miles under the WLTP standard.
  • V60: A plug-in hybrid version of the V60 compact wagon first launched with the second-generation model in late 2012. The launch of the third-generation V60 in summer 2018 included both the T6 Twin Engine and the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains as options, generating 253 and 290 kW, respectively. The V60 has an all-electric range of approximately 28 miles for both powertrains.
  • S90/V90: The S90 mid-sized sedan and V90 mid-sized wagon both launched in 2016 with available plug-in hybrid versions. Both models shared the same T8 Twin Engine powertrain at launch, featuring a 10.4 kWh battery, 65 kW electric motor and 2.0-liter engine generating a total of 300 kW. A facelift in summer 2019 upgraded the powertrain and improved the battery capacity from 10.4 kWh to 11.6 kWh.
  • XC40: Based on the Concept 40.1 revealed in 2016, the XC40 launched in early 2018 as Volvo's first model on its CMA platform. In 2019, Volvo offered a plug-in hybrid option with the T5 Twin Engine powertrain, featuring a 10.7 kWh lithium-ion battery to provide an all-electric range of 28.6 miles. The powertrain uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine and electric motor to generate a system power of 195 kW. The XC40 T5 Twin Engine is expected to launch in February 2020. Another plug-in hybrid powertrain, the T4 Twin Engine, is expected to launch on the XC40 in the future.
  • XC40 Recharge: The XC40 Recharge battery electric compact crossover was unveiled in October 2019 and is expected to launch in 2020. The battery electric model uses a 78 kWh battery pack to provide a range of more than 250 miles under the WLTP standard. Its powertrain consists of a dual electric motor system that generates a total of 304 kW. The XC40 Recharge also serves to introduce Volvo's new Recharge sub-brand, which will host all of its future battery electric and plug-in hybrid models.
  • XC60: Revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the XC60 compact premium SUV launched in spring 2017. At launch, the XC60 included the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid system, with a 10.4 kWh battery, 65 kW electric motor and 2.0-liter I4 engine. The 2020 model year version features the upgraded T8 Twin Engine powertrain with an 11.6 kWh battery. Multiple mild hybrid options for both gasoline and diesel engines will also be available on the XC60.
  • XC90: The plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 mid-size premium crossover was based off of the second-generation version and originally launched in the middle of 2015. In 2019, Volvo updated the XC90 with the upgraded T8 Twin Engine powertrain as an option, providing approximately 29 miles of all-electric range and a system power 288 kW. The updated XC90 is also the first Volvo model to include a mild hybrid option, with a 10 kW electric motor combined with a 2.0-liter I4 engine. Production of the refreshed XC90 began in May 2019.

Volvo XC90 Volvo S90
Volvo XC90 Volvo S90


  Volvo's performance brand, Polestar, has developed two electrified production vehicles. The first, the Polestar 1, is a 2+2 plug-in hybrid sports coupe which was introduced in 2017, with the first deliveries taking place in late 2019. The Polestar 1 powertrain combines a gasoline engine driving the front wheels with two electric motors that power the rear wheels, generating a total of 447 kW. It contains three battery stacks, one in the transmission tunnel and two in the rear, with a total capacity of 34 kWh, providing an all-electric range of approximately 93 miles under the NEDC standard.

  The second production model under the Polestar brand is a battery electric compact premium fastback called the Polestar 2. A 78 kWh lithium-ion battery provides a range of approximately 275 miles under EPA standards. The fastback's powertrain consists of two electric motors, one for each axle, which generate a total of 300 kW. Production of the Polestar 2 is expected to begin in early 2020 at Luqiao, China, with the launch to take place shortly afterwards.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Polestar 2
Volvo XC40 Recharge
Source: Volvo
Polestar 2
Source: Polestar

Volvo brand product timeline
Volvo brand product timeline

Note: Estimated launch dates of future models on the timeline are located in the middle of their expected launch year when more detailed information is unavailable.

 



Jaguar Land Rover steadily prepares lineup to electrify all new models in 2020

  While Jaguar Land Rover does not currently offer a large number of vehicles with electric or hybrid powertrains compared to other OEMs, it has steadily increased its investment in electrification development in recent years. The company is aiming to electrify every new model family across the Jaguar and Land Rover brands beginning in 2020. Multiple news outlets reported that during an investor presentation in June 2018, Jaguar Land Rover announced that it would invest approximately GBP 13.5 billion from 2019 through 2021 for electrification development. In comparison, it had invested approximately GBP 10.7 billion from 2015 through 2017 in electrification.

  Regarding specific investments, Jaguar Land Rover announced an investment at its Solihull plant in June 2018 to prepare for the production of the next-generation Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The company also announced plans to refit its Halewood production facility for production of the next-generation Range Rover Evoque. All three of the aforementioned models currently have electric versions. Jaguar Land Rover invested a total ranging into the hundreds of millions GBP into the Solihull and Halewood plants.

  In January 2019, Jaguar Land Rover announced that it would invest in its facilities in Wolverhampton and Hams Hall, North Warwickshire for the development of next-generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs). Jaguar Land Rover will assemble batteries at its new battery assembly center at Hams Hall. The battery assembly center will be one of the largest battery plants in the UK and will assemble 150,000 units per year when operational. These batteries will then be used to produce the EDUs manufactured at the Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

  Jaguar Land Rover announced a new investment at its manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich in July 2019. The investment will install new infrastructure and systems to enable the Castle Bromwich plant to manufacture a new range of electric vehicles, utilizing the automaker's next-generation Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA). The first electrified vehicle to be produced at the Castle Bromwich plant will be the next-generation XJ battery electric luxury sedan, whose production of the current generation concluded with the announcement.

  Jaguar Land Rover's electrified vehicle sales in 2018 totaled approximately 10,000 units, driven by the sales of the Jaguar I-Pace, the Land Rover Range Rover and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Jaguar I-Pace sales comprised approximately 6,800 units while sales of the Land Rover models comprised the remaining 3,200 units.

  As of October 2019, Jaguar Land Rover's announced electrified models consist of the following:

  • Jaguar I-Pace: First revealed as a concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Jaguar I-Pace compact crossover is Jaguar Land Rover's first battery electric vehicle. A 90 kWh lithium-ion battery provides an EPA-rated range of 234 miles. Two 147 kW electric motors provide the I-Pace with all-wheel drive and a total power of 295 kW. With a 100 kW DC charger, the I-Pace can be recharged up to 80% of its capacity within 40 minutes, recharging approximately 60 miles of range every 15 minutes. The I-Pace launched in late 2018.
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport: A plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport mid-size premium SUV was introduced as part of its mid-cycle facelift. The plug-in hybrid version was released in spring 2018. As Jaguar Land Rover's first plug-in hybrid model, the Range Rover Sport features a 13.1 kWh battery to provide 31 miles of range under the NEDC cycle. Its powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter I4 engine combined with an 85 kW electric motor. In 2019, 48V mild hybrid powertrains were introduced as an option for the 2020 model year.
  • Land Rover Range Rover: A plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover full-size premium SUV launched at the end of 2017. The Range Rover plug-in hybrid features the same 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, providing a range of 31 miles under the NEDC cycle. The powertrain is identical, with a 2.0-liter I4 engine and an 85 kW electric motor. A mild hybrid powertrain was launched in 2019.
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: The second-generation Range Rover Evoque subcompact premium SUV debuted in November 2018 with a mild hybrid option. The powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a 48 V electric system. A battery pack of 0.2 kWh enables the Range Rover Evoque to shut off the engine while operating at speeds of under 11 mph. A plug-in hybrid version is expected to launch in the middle of 2020.
  • Jaguar XJ: In 2019, Jaguar Land Rover confirmed that the next-generation Jaguar XJ would be a battery electric sedan and would launch in 2020. Jaguar had ended production of the previous generation XJ in July 2019.

Jaguar I-Pace Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Jaguar I-Pace

Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Source: Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover brand product timeline
Jaguar Land Rover brand product timeline

Note: Estimated launch dates of future models on the timeline are located in the middle of their expected launch year when more detailed information is unavailable.


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Keywords:
Electric Vehicles, PSA, Renault, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, Citroen, Opel, DS, Recharge, Polestar, Ampera-e, Corsa-e, Zoe, Captur E-Tech, XC40, I-Pace, XJ

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