The new Jaguar I-PACE and Range Rover PHEV will be arriving soon at JLR retailers. Customers will want to know the differences between the various types of electric vehicles.
HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
HEVs combine a traditional combustion engine with an electric motor, but the electric-only range is very small because the battery is charged by the engine and regenerative braking. JLR offers this derivative in other markets, but has taken a different approach to electrification in North America.
PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (PHEV)
PHEV, including the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, combines an internal combustion engine and an electric motor (like a HEV). The main difference is a PHEV can also be charged from an external source of electricity, typically with a much larger battery than a HEV. This results in a greater range of driving on electricity.
BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE (BEV)
The all-new Jaguar I-PACE is a BEV, which means it doesn’t have an internal combustion engine. Power is supplied to two electric motors in the form of electricity stored in a rechargeable battery. I-PACE employs next generation electric car technology to deliver zero tailpipe emissions, while providing a dynamic driving experience that is unmistakably Jaguar.
Info at Electrify the PACE Launch Training
For more information, Retailer personnel are invited to attend product knowledge and EV Specialist training in Southern California beginning next month.