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Going Electric Means Creating Bespoke EV Platform For Jaguar

A Jaguar EV platform called Panthera will underpin the brand’s new electric car line-up

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is working on a brand new electric vehicle (EV) platform that will be completely built in-house and underpin a new range of Jaguar electric cars from 2025.

The CEO of JLR, Thierry Bollore, recently told the company’s investors that the company is working on its own platform. He had earlier hinted at the possibility of looking at an external EV platform Jaguar could use.

Jaguar’s Panthera electric vehicle platform is intended to help make Jaguar cars unique and based on the bespoke proportions the brand has already decided on for its future range of EVs. Jaguars belong to the genus Panthera, which is scientifically called a big cat genus

While JLR is planning to move to a “lower-volume, higher-value” future, the EV platform will result in newer models all having common elements like control points, batteries, electric motors, and software, the lot.

Bollore claims that Jaguar’s EVs will be “distinct cars with no (design) overlap”. He added that the upcoming cars will be high on the luxury quotient and will have top-notch technology.

Although the I-Pace will soldier on even when the British marque will be focusing on its new range of electric cars, it will be considered separately says Jaguar.

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