With more and more attention being paid to the terrifying issue of climate change, we’ve seen more and more automakers experimenting with their own version of the electric vehicle as an attempt to stay in tune with the needs of our planet. Now, Jaguar is considering being one of the first brands intending to entirely swap out their internal combustion engined cars for EVs. According to Autocar, the British marque has already been planning this swap out to take place within the decade—most likely within the next five years. In that time, they’ll be producing fewer and fewer conventional vehicles, instead replacing them with models that run on greener, more sustainable energy. They’re already producing the I-Pace for 2019, but Jaguar is also planning on introducing a whole host of luxury models powered by an electric powertrain within the next two years. Specifically, they’re looking to turn the XJ into an electric model for the first time since its introduction as a model in 1968. This is intended to directly compete with the Porsche Taycan and basically everything ever made by Tesla. That’s just going to be the first step in the process, and Jaguar wants to be one of the first brands to capitalize on what they believe to be a relatively untouched market of electric luxury vehicles. They’re also thinking about how great it would be if Lyft and Uber drivers started using their car—an electric option would be great to quiet all those people pointing out how… [Read full story]
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