Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid going to CENEX 2012 image

The Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event.

According to the British based automaker, the project has been founded by the United Kingdom Government’s Technology Strategy Board and it’s trying to demonstrate that by using an advanced parallel plug-in hybrid system, CO2 emissions can be lowered by as much as 70 percent without losing any performance of the vehicle.

The Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid is powered by a 2.0 liter direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine shared by Range Rover Evoque, along with a generator (69 kW) and a 12.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, mated to a hybridized eight-speed automatic transmission. The lithium-ion battery pack takes about four hours to charge on a regular household power supply.

Jaguar says that the XJ_e plug-in hybrid can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (150 mph). The model can run on electric power for up to 40 km (25 miles) and the CO2 emissions stop at 75 g/km. The total output developed by the hybrid is 334 HP (245 kW) and the model is burning 3.2L / 100 km (87 mpg UK) and it’s total range is 1,092 km (679 miles).