Jaguar Land Rover E cars: more range, performance and dynamics

Jaguar Land Rover E cars: more range, performance and dynamics-range

Future E-Vehicles of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will add more power and driving dynamics with an increased range. This should be possible through the experiences that you will collect with the research project “Tucana”. The project based by Jaguar Land Rover, with a consortium of leading academy and industrial partners, pursues the goal of saving around 4.5 million tonnes of CO2 between 2023 and 2032.

To achieve the targeted goals, Jaguar wants to turn Land Rover to two central set screws: weight loss at the same time elevated body stiffness. Here, above all, the partial and targeted exchange of aluminum and steel by composites reduce the weight per vehicle on average by 35 kilograms. Furthermore, in parallel, by using, for example, carbon fiber, the torsional strength is increased by 30 percent. Thus, it will be possible to make the installation of larger batteries with higher range – without increasing CO2 emissions -.

“The development of new lightweight bodies as a supplement to state-of-the-art electrical drives plays a key role in the further electrification of our model range. This project will bring the true environmental potential of electric vehicles to days, further growing acceptance and promote dissemination and bring Jaguar Land Rover as well as the British suppliers in a world leader in low-carbon technologies.”- Marcus Henry, Research Manager at Jaguar Land Rover

Furthermore, the British manufacturer indicates that the stiffer body composite is designed for the increased torques of stronger high-performance batteries and e-motors – and further strengthens the safety cell of passengers. Jaguar Land Rover expects to send 2022 Tucana prototypes for the first tests to the street. Overall, the consortium led by JLR will operate four years. Within the consortium, the bundling of the know-how is the world’s leading academy and industrial partner, including Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Expert Tooling & Automation, Broetje-Automation UK, Toray International UK, CCP Gransden and The Center for Modeling & Simulation (CFMS).

Ian Risk, Technical Director at CFMs, is to understand that Tucana demonstrates “how the development of new technologies can be optimized and accelerated with digital engineering. By using new digital tools for design, development and production, emission reductions can be achieved faster.”

Jaguar Land Rover itself looks back on a long tradition in lightweight construction – already the victorious Le Mans types C and D-type of 1950s benefited from light and aerodynamically sophisticated aluminum bodies. Furthermore, Jaguar succeeded in F-Type, by the forced use of aluminum to stop weight spiral and achieve a balanced weight distribution between front and rear axle. These and other ranges of the past form the best basis for the future with lighter, secure electric vehicles with more range, performance and driving dynamics.

The Werk Castle Bromwich of Jaguar Land Rover becomes prepared for the construction of electric cars. The first E-car was to run there 2020 the Jaguar XJ from the band, which is developed by the same expert team from designers and product developers, which have already subscribed for the i-pace (podcast / test report). The same work will also build the Jaguar J-Pace – an electrical SUV that will lie above the current i-pace in the Jaguar product range. Both has shifted due to Covid-19.

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1 thought on “Jaguar Land Rover E cars: more range, performance and dynamics”

  1. Well from the BMW one hears, which would have made a mistake with the extreme lightweight a mistake and that does not bring so much at the i3. We urgently need a speed limit of 150 km.
    I would not taste me. But Seis Drum.
    It’s not about loading the largest battery but clever.
    85% are 150-200 km a day.


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