An all-electric Jaguar prototype codenamed ‘Jaguar X590’ with a shortened F-Pace exterior was spotted testing in the wild by Autocar. The vehicle reportedly equipped with four electric motors is expected to be the company’s first all-electric vehicle.
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The 4-motor concept hasn’t been used in production vehicles before, but Jaguar’s parent company, Tata, has been involved in the development of a 4-motor powertrain, especially in-wheel motors, for years now.
The automaker is also expected to use the same powertrain in an all-electric sedan. The company is not officially commenting on the plans, but both vehicles are expected by the end of the decade.
There’s no word on the estimated range of the vehicles, but based on the timeline, they would need to be real-world long-range (200+ miles) to compete with other all-electric luxury vehicles expected around the same time, like Porsche’s Mission E, Audi’s quattro etron, and of course currently available vehicles like the Model S and X.
Jaguar is starting to take battery-powered vehicle seriously and the company is reportedly holding talks to partner with other automakers and invest in battery manufacturing capacity.
Pictures via Autocar.uk