Jaguar and Land Rover showed up to the Goodwood Festival of Speed ready to tackle naysayers with an ultra-low carbon XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research project. The goals of these automakers was to demonstrate how an advanced parallel plug-in hybrid design can deliver reductions in CO2 emissions of over 70% without impacting the car’s performance.

The new XJ_e research vehicle is powered by an advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system that combines an efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine, with a 92 HP generator and a 12.8kWh Lithium Ion battery pack. It offers an electric-only range of 25 miles, and, in hybrid mode, can travel up to 679 miles with a fuel consumption of 87mpg. This can all be achieved while still hitting the 0-60 mph mark in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

Bob Joyce, Engineering Director, JLR, commented: "The XJ_e investigates how a 5.0-litre V8 engine could be replaced by an advanced 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain to deliver similar performance and refinement, but with CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km. While the XJ_e is an experimental project, it highlights that JLR customers can expect some exciting low-carbon products in the future."

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  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

It’s the main attraction—70% CO2 reduction on its emissions.

  (394) posted on 07.12.2012

This ultra-low carbon hybrid re4search vehicle reduced its CO2 emissions of 70% without sacrificing its superb performance. smiley

  (797) posted on 07.11.2012

This hybrid will use the same engine Range Rover Evoque and expected to reduce carbon emissions by 70%.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

Jaguar has switched, and they have a good plug-in hybrid system.

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

Everybody is switching to hybrid and why not for Jaguar? It’s good to know that carbon emissions will be lessened.

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

They created just the right research project. This will boost the competition to a cleaner environment. It’s a success that they have reduced 70% of the carbon dioxide emissions.

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