Jaguar Land Rover to reveal XJ e Plug-in Hybrid at Goodwood image

Jaguar Land Rover will officially present the XJ e Plug-in Hybrid during the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Even if the British automotive event has begun today (29th of June), Jaguar Land Rover has officially announced that a very special version of the XJ, named the e Plug-in Hybrid, will be revealed. According to the car company, the XJ e Plug-in Hybrid can reduce the CO2 emissions by more than 70 percent without affecting the vehicle’s performance.

“JLR is the UK’s largest investor in automotive green technology, and the XJ_e is a great example of how we are developing exciting, future technology, working in collaboration with leading UK suppliers and technology companies”, said the engineering director of Jaguar Land Rover, Bob Joyce.

According to the British based automaker, the Jaguar XJ e Plug-in Hybrid is using the same engine as the Range Rover Evoque, the 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injected petrol unit, which is helped by a 69kW electric engine and a 12.8kWh lithium ion battery pack, mated to a hybridised eight-speed automatic transmission. The combined output of the hybrid powertrain is 334 PS and the model is burning just 3.2 liters of fuel every 100 km (87 mpg) and emit 75 g/km of CO2. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in the Jaguar XJ e Plug-in Hybrid takes under 6.5 seconds and the top speed has been limited to 250 km/h.