Jaguar XJ_e Plug-In Hybrid Prototype Presented
The luxury sedan uses a parallel plug-in hybrid setup that promises to cut CO2 emissions by 70 percent, while offering a pleasing level of performance. The PHEV system combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine (the unit we tested on the Range Rover Evoque) with a hybridized 8-speed automatic transmission.
The gearbox includes a 69kW (94 hp) electric motor/generator, which works with a 12.3kWh Li-Ion battery pack that can be charged using an external 240V domestic supply in around 4 hours.
Since this is a parallel hybrid, the car can rely on petrol power, electric power or a mix between the two. The hybrid powertrain comes with a total output of 334 hp, offering an efficiency of 3.2 liters per 100 km (87 UK mpg) and a range og 1092 km (679 miles).
Our say: remember the Range_e? Now it's Jaguar's turn.