In Britain the most famous company Jaguar Land Rover has showcased new electrified vehicle systems (eDM), which may influence future production of vehicles.
They have demonstrated three different SUVs - a mild-hybrid and a plug-in hybrid and full electric powertrain.
The mild hybrid system was fitted to the Concept_e MHEV that’s based on the Range Rover Evoque, and features a prototype turbo-diesel engine with 66kW of power.
The plug-in hybrid Concept_e PHEV uses the Range Rover Sport as its basis. Under the bonnet there’s a 221kW prototype petrol engine that’s tied to a 150kW electric motor, which also acts as petrol engine’s starter motor. The electric motor is powered by a 320V lithium-ion battery pack located in the boot floor.
“This is a long-term Jaguar Land Rover research project exploring all aspects of future hybrid and battery electric vehicle technology,” said Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover.
“The three concept vehicles will allow us to test and develop exciting new potential technologies that could form part of our low and zero emissions vision beyond 2020.” — AFP-Relaxnews