Jaguar Land Rover to be fully electric by 2025

Jaguar Land Rover said it will spend around £2.5 billion annually on electrification technologies

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Jaguar Land Rover's car range will be fully electric by 2030 as the carmaker joins a global race to develop zero-emission models to get ahead of looming bans on sales of new fossil-fuel vehicles.

JLR, owned by India's Tata Motors, said today that the Jaguar brand will lead the way with a fully-electric model range built on a brand-new electric platform by 2025.

Land Rover will launch six pure electric models in the next five years with the first one coming in 2024, JLR added.

JLR said that as it electrifies its model range, it will keep all three of its British plants open.

But Thierry Bollore, who took over as chief executive in September, said the carmaker's Castle Bromwich plant in England would focus on "non-production" activities in the long term. He provided few details.

A number of countries have also announced bans on new fossil-fuel vehicle sales - in the UK that ban should take effect in 2030.

Last month, General Motors said it aimed to have a zero-emission lineup by 2035.

The carmaker said it was a "on a path towards" a double-digit operating profit and positive cash flow and aims to achieve positive cash excluding debt by 2025.

JLR said it aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039.

Article first appeared on RTÉ.ie

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