/Jaguar XJ_e Hybrid Wins New Accolades

Jaguar XJ_e Hybrid Wins New Accolades

Jaguar XJ e at Jaguar XJ e Hybrid Wins New Accolades

The development of Jaguar’s new hybrid saloon is going rather well, what with the car impressing everybody every time Jaguar brings it out for a spin. This time the XJ_e was entered into the RAC Future Car Challenge 2012 by Axeon, where it won two awards.

Axeon provides the car’s 12.3kWh battery pack which feed its 69kW motor. That motor works in tandem with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine to propel the XJ forward. The system is gutsy enough to give the car  0 to 60 time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph, while hitting 8 mpg and emitting n more than 5 /km CO2. Thanks to Axeon’s batteries, the car also has a 25 miles emission-free electric range.

At the RAC even the XJ_e was awarded as the Most Energy Efficient Luxury Car in the prototype class and also received the Royal Automobile Club Technical Panel’s Award of Merit.

Lawrence Berns, Managing Director of Axeon, said: “We are delighted to have played a part in Jaguar Land Rover’s double award at the Future Car Challenge, particularly being recognised for technical achievement. The XJ_e is proof of Axeon’s ability to provide battery solutions for a diverse range of vehicles, in this case a luxury hybrid.”

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