Up till now, a number of automakers have announced to completely electrify their vehicle lineup including Maserati, Volvo, and even Aston Martin. The latest automaker to join the bandwagon is Jaguar who has decided to go fully electric by 2020.
The announcement was made by the Jaguar CEO, Ralf Speth on Thursday at Jaguar’s Tech Fest event in the United Kingdom. Talking at the event, Speth mentioned that starting from 2020, every new Jaguar Land Rover model will be electrified and the company will also introduce a portfolio of new electrified models, which will include fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles.
Ralf Speth also revealed some information regarding the company’s first electric car called the ‘Jaguar I-Pace’ telling us it will launch sometime in 2018. The I-Pace was first shown in concept form last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it is reported that the production model will closely resemble the concept.
In other news, some countries are planning to put a ban on the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines in the near future. The Scottish government has decided to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, while Britain and France will employ the ban from 2040.