With the recently revealed Jaguar I-Pace, the company had made its intentions clear that it plans to focus more on electric cars now. They also said that they had planned to do so, even before the I-Pace have been officially released.
The Jaguar I-Pace, technically a smaller F-Pace SUV, as it is shorter and lower in dimensions, is a sign of what to expect from Jaguar. The I-Pace features what is dubbed as the flight deck control interface.
The I-Pace was built by Magna Steyr, a contract manufacturer, using their factory in Austria, as reported on Automotive News. It's been confirmed that the I-Pace will be one of the two Jaguar cars Magna Steyr will assemble for them. The other car still remains unnamed.
The I-Pace was first spotted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Its mass production version is set to roll out worldwide around mid-2018, proving itself to be more than a match to rival electric cars from Mercedes-Benz.and Audi.
As posted on CarBuzz, it's been confirmed that Jaguar still intends to sell electric cars. In fact, they actually have plans to further move into the electric car market: by having 50% of their upcoming lineup consisting of electric cars and hybrids by the year 2020. Similar to what BMW had done, the Jaguar is also expected to electrify their designated flagship cars.
Jaguar is expecting that its first wave of viable electric cars can compete in the future mass market. It is also expected that battery prices will cost lower by that time in 2020. They think that in the future, electric cars can even outcompete internal combustion engine-based vehicles.
Jaguar is planning to build their other variants of electric cars in Britain.
Founded in 1922, Jaguar was originally a British multinational car company. However, it was taken over by its new designated owner, Indian car company Tata Motors, in 2008.