Jaguar Land Rover is making moves to bring down average CO2 levels

Article by Christian A., on September 1, 2014

The head of product development at Jaguar Land Rover, Wolfgang Ziebart, said the carmaker will “turn every stone” including rolling out plug-in hybrids just to bring its high average carbon dioxide emissions down to a level approved by the European Union by 2021.

JLR’s efforts to bring its average CO2 level down include making its vehicles lighter by using more aluminum. JLR is also launching a new more fuel-efficient family of gasoline and diesel engines that will be offered along with those already featuring recently introduced diesel-electric powertrains.

Ziebart said that JLR will assume that the electric part of the drivertrain will increase, adding that the electric motor “will become stronger” and the combustion engine “might get smaller.” JLR needs to cut its average CO2 levels to 132g/km by 2021, from the level of 180g/km, Ziebart said.

“There is still a way to go for us to achieve this,” he said. JLR plans to achieve half of the target by revamping its powertrains, he said. For instance, the Jaguar XE that will be rolled out in 2015 will feature JLR’s new range of four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines – the Ingenium family of powerplants.

The most frugal diesel version returns less than 100g/km of CO2, which means that Ingenium would be instrumental in improving JLR’s average emissions level, Ziebart said.

Since JLR delivers between 10,000 and 300,000 vehicles annually in Europe, the carmaker is eligible for an exemption allowing it a default target of a 45-percent CO2 reduction between 2007 and 2021 – or 132g/km.

Carmakers not qualified for the exemption have to churn out an average CO2 levels of 95g/km by 2021. Luxury carmakers like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo were given higher CO2 targets for 2021 at “slightly over” 100g/km, Greg Archer, head of environmental group Transport and Environment (T&E) told Automotive News Europe.

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