Jaguar and Land Rover have announced plans to invest £16.3 ($25.4 / €19.3) million into their Evoque_e research project.

Jaguar and Land Rover have announced plans to invest £16.3 ($25.4 / €19.3) million into their Evoque_e research project.

As part of the two year project, Jaguar and Land Rover will work with a consortium of 12 partners to develop next-generation hybrid and battery-electric powertrains. Three prototypes will be built and include a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV), a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

According to Jaguar Land Rover's Director of Hybrids and Electrification, Peter Richings, “The aim of the project is to develop technology platforms which are configurable and compatible within the architecture of an existing production vehicle." He added, “The outcome of the Evoque_e project will be new technologies with the potential for high volume production that are capable of delivering benchmark performance in terms of cost, weight and sustainable use of materials.”