Technology and Innovation
Each new generation of our vehicles becomes more capable, more efficient, more connected, and more intelligent.
In 2018, we launched our first all-electric car. Built from the ground up, the new Jaguar I‑PACE is a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). The five-seater sports car, with zero tailpipe emissions, delivers 696Nm of instant torque and sports car agility.
I-PACE continues our success in developing new engines and powertrains to meet the needs of drivers today and tomorrow. Our plug-in hybrid electric powertrain, available on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, delivers an output of 404PS, and CO2 emissions from 64g/km, using the combination of an advanced 2.0 litre 300PS Si4 Ingenium petrol engine and a high capacity 85kW electric motor.
We are world leaders in aluminium technology. Lighter, stronger and more sustainable, the innovative monocoque bodyshell delivers outstanding stiffness and refinement. We are world leaders in aluminium technology. Lighter, stronger and more sustainable, the innovative monocoque bodyshell delivers outstanding stiffness and refinement.
As part of our commitment to constantly improve the efficiency of our vehicles we have employed a range of innovative energy-saving systems. These include aluminium Ingenium engines with Intelligent Start/Stop technology, ultra low rolling resistance tyres to reduce drag between road and tyre, and lightweight and aerodynamic alloy wheels, designed to optimise efficiency.
And, for the drivers of tomorrow, we are continuing to develop technologies for the future. These include remote control off-road driving, predictive gesture and voice control activation, smart glass that transforms the connectivity of the interior experience and semi-autonomous driving, both on- and off-road.
Innovation in our factories has also allowed us to create more efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes. Our sophisticated Automotive Virtual Reality testing workshops, for example, have reduced the time and expense involved in creating new vehicles, and saved over 1.2 million km of test-driving and 290 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Investment in R&D
Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to invest £3.5 billion in developing cutting-edge innovations that improve every part of our business.
While there have been many breakthrough technologies from Jaguar Land Rover over the decades, there are plenty more to come. As the UK’s biggest investor in manufacturing research and development, we are making major advances in powertrain development and the use of hybrids, electronics and entertainment, and further into the future, technologies such as driverless cars.
We are also aiming to improve existing technology to evolve interiors and exteriors, discover new energy storage and transmissions concepts, and enhance weight distribution and performance. These developments are informed by our overall strategy of looking to continually reduce our CO2 emissions.