Jaguar XJ_e PHEV wins two awards at 3rd RAC Future Car Challenge

Article by Anita Panait, on November 7, 2012

The Jaguar XJ_e PHEV grabbed two awards at the third annual RAC Future Car Challenge from Brighton to London held on November 3, 2012. The Jaguar XJ_e experimental plug-in hybrid was given the ‘Most Energy Efficient Luxury Car Prototype’ award and ‘Technical Panel’s Award of Merit’ at the event. Jaguar Land Rover sent three of its Jaguar XJ_e PHEV engineering research cars for the event, completing the 63-mile course on just 1.2 litres of petrol and 11kWh of electricity, equivalent to a fuel consumption of around 112 miles per gallon.

The XJ_e project is led by Jaguar Land Rover as part of its strategy to develop best-in-class low-carbon premium vehicles. The Jaguar XJ_e PHEV, which is partly financed by the United Kingdom Government’s Technology Strategy Board through the REEVolution project, has been engineered in partnership with leading technology companies in the UK to gain expertise for ultra-low carbon vehicles within the supply chain.

Pete Richings, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Hybrids & Electrification, remarked that RAC Future Car Challenge was the experimental vehicles’ first drive real-world conditions. Richings remarked that the Jaguar XJ_e PHEVs entered in the event “performed faultlessly” and delivered performance that exceeded the carmaker’s expectations. Richings further remarked that events like the RAC Future Car Challenge help Jaguar Land Rover to understand the technical challenges involved and provide an opportunity to showcase promising solutions.

The three Jaguar XJ_e PHEVs that entered the event used a specially developed 2-litre turbocharged engine partnered with a 69kW electric motor and a 12.3kWh lithium-ion battery. The Jaguar XJ_e can travel up to 25 miles in all-electric mode and achieve a maximum electric mode top speed of 75mph. The Jaguar XJ_e is tipped of having a fuel economy of 87 miles per gallon and a top speed of 150mph. The vehicle is estimated to emit carbon dioxide at a rate of 75g/km – a 70 percent improvement compared to the standard Jaguar XJ.

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