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Jaguar XJ_e Plug-in Hybrid Debuts at Goodwood FoS

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JLR confirmed unveiling of a ultra-low carbon plug-in hybrid version of the Jaguar XJ, called the XJ_e, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The hybrid XJ appears in the same that Jaguar replaces the car’s V8 engine with a supercharged V6. They must be seriously thinking about reducing their fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Just like the V6, this hybrid XJ comes with some bold numbers.

The plug-in hybrid XJ uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine which powers the Range Rover Evoque and a hybridised 8-speed automatic transmission.The system includes a 69kW motor/generator and a 12.8kWh Lithium Ion battery pack which can be fully recharged in four hours. It has a combined output of 334PS, and offers three modes; petrol power, electric power, or a combination of the two.

The sophisticated system delivers decent performance with a 0 to 60mph sprint time of  6.5 seconds, and a limited top speed of 250km/h (150mph). In terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions, the XJ-e manages 87 mpg (3.2 liter/100km) and 75 g/km. It also has a zero-emission range of 40km (25 miles) on electric power. Total range of the car with a full tank of fuel is 1092 km (679 miles).

It was about time for Jaguar to step up its hybrid game. The XJ-e seems like a promising start.

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