Together they will continue to develop new generation of electric cars.
Jaguar and BMW can easily be said to be two of the most developed car brands, when it comes to electric cars. They have been in the market of electric cars, Jaguar with I-Pace and BMW with i3 and a bunch of hybrid model, including i8. However, both brands obviously want to develop even quicker and together, as just yesterday they announced the start of joint cooperation in the development of electric cars.
Both sides will thus be involved in the development of the next generation of plug-in electric cars, and switching to the production of the cars, that will be autonomous, electric, connected and at the same time, they will be adapted to the services car sharig, thus using English acronym ACES.
Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Director said: “The transition to ACES represents the greatest technological shift in the automotive industry in a generation. The pace of change and consumer interest in electrified vehicles is gathering real momentum and it’s essential we work across industry to advance the technologies required to deliver this exciting future.
“We’ve proven we can build world beating electric cars but now we need to scale the technology to support the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover products. It was clear from discussions with BMW Group that both companies’ requirements for next generation EDUs to support this transition have significant overlap making for a mutually beneficial collaboration.”
However, even thou they are going to jointly developed new cars and sollutions, some independency will remain on both. Jaguar and Land Rover will this continue to make their own motors and they are going to be doing it in Wolverhampton, where petrol and diesel engines are already being developed.