Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to stop building cars powered solely by petrol and diesel. The company hopes that every car built after 2020 will either be fully electric or a hybrid that makes use of both an electric motor and a traditional petrol-powered engine.
In reality, a large majority of vehicles will be electrified by 2020, as car makers react to increasing pressure to lower emissions across the board.
Talking about the announcement, Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth said: “Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles.”
Jaguar’s first electric model, the I-Pace SUV will go on sale next year, while a Range Rover update due later this year is expected to contain new hybrid variants.