Jaguar Land Rover demonstrating XJ_e PHEV at Low Carbon Vehicle Event
6 September 2012
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is demonstrating the ultra-low carbon XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research vehicle (earlier post) at the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event in the UK.
The XJ_e combines the class-leading lightweight aluminium vehicle structure from the Jaguar XJ with an advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system, featuring the efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine which powers the Range Rover Evoque and a hybridized 8-speed automatic transmission.
The parallel hybrid design means that the XJ_e can run on gasoline power, electric power, or a combination of the two, optimized by the car’s intelligent energy management system which selects the most efficient mode.
The hybrid system uses a 69 kW motor/generator and a 12.3 kWh Lithium Ion battery pack, which can be fully charged by an external 240V domestic supply in around four hours.
With a maximum system output of 329 hp (247 kW), the XJ_e is capable of exceptional performance, while the improved fuel economy of 3.2 l/100km (74 mpg US) translates into a maximum range of 1,092 km (679 miles) on a full tank of fuel.
Capable of 0-100km/h (62mph) in less than 6.5 seconds and with a limited top speed of 250km/h (150mph), the XJ_e achieves CO2 emissions of less than 75 g/km and a zero-emission range of 40 km (25 miles) on electric power.
The XJ_e is part of JLR’s strategy to develop best-in-class low-carbon premium products, and follows other hybrid research demonstrators including the Range_e project.
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