The REEVolution Begins
REEVolution, the name of the program (from range extended electric vehicles), is the continuation of another program spearheaded by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and called Limo Green, which materialized in a series of hybrid range extended electric Jaguar XJ models.
What JLR learned with Limo Green will be implemented into the new program. The parties involved will be developing components and systems, but this time with global applicability, which will take the shape of Jaguar, Lotus and Nissan demonstrator vehicles. The goal of the vehicles is to achieve a sub 50g/km tailpipe CO2 emissions.
“REEVolution is going to take us to the next level of understanding in delivering high end performance on premium and desirable electric and hybrid cars,” said Pete Richings, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Engineer of Hybrid Technology.
“With three demonstration vehicle programmes from three companies, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus and Nissan, the learning and feedback from this project will be invaluable on the road to vehicle electrification.”
“The work that we are doing through the Low Carbon Vehicles Integrated Delivery Programme reinforces the Automotive Council’s focus on both supply chain and technology,” added Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board, the body which supports the program.