Jaguar Land Rover is announcing that it will be opening a new facility for electric car testing. With its recent investment, the company plans to rake in market share by offering unique and technologically advanced electric cars.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is announcing a new testing facility in England to help the company meet EV standards by testing future models. These data will ensure compatibility with current vehicles.
With electric vehicle performance crucial, keeping the electrical systems in place is crucial. Jaguar faced several issues with their first EV SUV, the I-Pace, which caught fire.
Jaguar is making a future shift towards going fully electric as indicated by 2025. On the flip side, Range Rover will start its move towards full electric cars in 2024.
Jaguar Land Rover’s new testing facility contains a sound-absorbing room, an electronic rolling road for vehicles to test at top speed, and performance gear.
Electromagnetics and Compliance Senior Manager, Peter Philips, said:
The importance of opening a new testing facility cannot be underestimated. The business is playing an important role in helping us produce quality, legal, and customer satisfaction.
This will be the first step to testing all our vehicles for electromagnetic compatibility.
Jaguar Land Rover is advancing its electrification strategy by aggressively adopting electric vehicles.
Jaguar Land Rover transitioning to electric vehicles
Jaguar Land Rover’s “next chapter” is to reenter the EV market while most legacy carmakers are doing so.
Jaguar and Land Rover want to be dominant EV destinations per their reimagine strategy.
Jaguar, who had only offered cars with gas engines until I-Pace debuted, won several awards in 2019 including the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.
The electric car can travel for up to 292 miles on a 15 minute charge and has a carbon fiber body.
The Jaguar brand plans to be an all-electric brand from 2025, while the Land Rover Brand expects to release six electric vehicles in total by 2026. The first is the Range Rover EV in 2024.
By 2020, all Jaguar and Land Rover models will be available with fully electric motors.