Jaguar Land Rover looking for a partner to develop hybrid vehicles

Article by Christian A., on October 2, 2013

Talks are ongoing between Jaguar Land Rover and other automakers about teaming up in developing hybrid vehicles in order to comply with the CO2 emissions targets in Europe. When interviewed by Automotive News Europe, JLR's research and technology head Wolfgang Epple said that talks have started with other companies but he didn’t identify them.

Epple has been part of collaborations with other car companies on hybrids. When Epple was BMW’s vice president of hybrid technology, he worked with General Motors and DaimlerChrysler to develop a transmission in the U.S. to channel both gasoline and electric power. Epple said that this cooperation, which started in 2005, led to reduced costs.

He said that all the automakers were able to use the same components in building their own cars. JLR is expected to begin sales of the diesel-hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in early 2014. The company said that the CO2 emissions of these models will be 26% lower than those of the standard V-6 diesels on which they are based.

The two SUVs won’t be available in the U.S. Analyst Bernstein Research said that Jaguar Land Rover has to make the largest improvements of any automaker just to meet the European Union's CO2 target for 2015. This report’s author Max Warburton wrote that JLR faces the challenge of fitting the hybrid equipment to a bigger share of its vehicles than most automakers so that it can reach CO2 targets.

The Bernstein report revealed that JLR has to reduce average CO2 emissions to 164 grams per kilometer by 2015 to meet European’s rules. JLR said that in 2011, its average CO2 figure was 206g/km, down from 223g/km in 2010. JLR also said that the 164g/km target, which is higher than the overall industry goal of 130g/km, is indicative of the higher average weight of Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles.

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