PHOTO CAPTION: Jaguar Land Rover is seeking partners to help develop Range Rover Hybrid.

Jaguar LandRover Looking for JV Partners to Develop Hybrids

Company will be required to cut its cars' CO emissions to 164g/km by 2015 to meet European regulations.

Published: 02-Oct-2013

LONDON -- Jaguar Land Rover is talking with other automakers about a partnership on hybrid vehicles as the UK luxury car manufacturer battles to meet CO2 emissions targets in Europe.

"Some discussions have taken place with other manufacturers," Wolfgang Epple, JLR's research and technology head, told Automotive News Europe. He declined to identify which companies JLR has spoken with.

Epple has previous experience in collaborating with other automakers on hybrids. As vice president of hybrid technology at BMW he worked with General Motors and DaimlerChrysler on the development of a transmission in the United States to channel both gasoline and electric power.


Land Rover Range-e prototype plug-in hybrid.

The prototype Range_e uses a 3.0-liter V-6 coupled to a 69kW electric motor pumping its electricity from a 14.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Land Rover Electric Defender demonstrates ability to handle off-road conditions.

All-Terrain Electric Defender is powered by 70kW electric motor and 300V lithium-ion battery with 27kWh capacity, giving it a range of more than 50 miles.

Land Rover Electric Defender pulling visitor trams at Eden Project.

All-electric Land Rover 4x4 is being tested at Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall and has a range of 50 miles, plus a 12.5 mile reserve.


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