Jaguar is bringing the plug-in hybrid variant of the XJ at CENEX 2012 Low Carbon Vehicle Event.


At the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event, Jaguar is bringing the XJ_e plug-in hybrid engineering research vehicle. This project is being founded by the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board and tries to demonstrate that lowering CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent without losing performance is possible if using an advanced parallel plug-in hybrid system.

The Jaguar XJ_e can do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than six and a half seconds, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph (250 km/h). It can run on electric power for up to 25 miles (40 km) and has CO2 emissions of under 75 g/km.

The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system (PHEV) consists of a frugal 2.0-liter, direct-injection, turbocharged gasoline engine found in the Range Rover Evoque and a hybridized eight-speed automatic gearbox. The hybrid system utilizes a 69 kW generator and a 12.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that needs about four hours for a full charge via a regular household power supply.

Since this is a parallel hybrid system, the Jaguar XJ_e is capable of running only on gasoline, electric power or a combination of those two. It has a total power output of 334 HP (245 kW) and returns 87 mpg UK (3.2 liters / 100 km) so it should provide enough juice for up to 679 miles (1092 km).

Additional info can be found in the press release below.


Gallery: Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid to be showcased at CENEX 2012