Believe it or not but based on my reporting of the Jaguar plug in hybrid announcement, I got an email from a company that offers Green Car Insurance from Green Insurance Company in the United Kingdom. They wanted me to definitely report the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle aspects to this amazing car.
You see besides the cool looking car and technology Jaguar had changed its’ body resource to aluminum. This enables the car company to inexpensively manufacture an amazing crossover car that can have a plug-in hybrid electric drive train at the same time.
According to Jaguar:
When Jaguar unveiled the C-X75 in 2010, it was the beginning of a new chapter in innovation and technological advancement that would see the car evolve from a design concept to a fully working prototype in just two years.
In that incredibly short timespan, Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering have created an all-wheel drive, plug-in parallel hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with the world’s highest specific power engine and Jaguar’s first carbon composite monocoque chassis.
Although the decision was taken in 2012 that as a result of the global economic climate the C-X75 would not enter full production, it was clear that it was a powerful showcase for Jaguar?s world-leading expertise in lightweight vehicle construction and the ideal test-bed for the company?s innovative research into high-performance, low emission powertrains.
The great achievements in the development of C-X75 prototypes, including cutting-edge hybrid technologies, carbon composite materials and advanced design solutions pioneered in association with Williams Advanced Engineering will be utilised in other areas of research and development, innovative future products and next-generation engineering for the Jaguar brand.
“The C-X75 programme represents the pinnacle of Jaguar’s engineering and design expertise. It is arguably the world’s fastest test-bed for the world’s most advanced technologies, combining as it does a remarkable hybrid powertrain with awe-inspiring performance. Jaguar is always looking to shape the cars of tomorrow and with projects like C-X75 we are laying the foundations for the next generation of Jaguar innovations.”
- Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar
Thanks to the most extreme PHEV specification of any mobile battery in development, the C-X75 will also run for 60km in pure electric vehicle mode and its CO2 emissions fall below 89g/km.
The C-X75 project allows Jaguar to stake an even stronger claim as the UK’s most significant investor in innovative technology. The results of the C-X75 programme, in particular in advanced powertrain technologies and lightweight composites, demonstrate Jaguar’s technical leadership at the very cutting-edge of automotive development and manufacturing.
According to Treehugger.com
Under the Hood of the Jaguar C-X75
The C-X75 is a plug-in series hybrid, a bit like the
Chevy Volt. But unlike the Volt, it has 4 electric motors, providing all-wheel drive, and when the battery is drained, it doesn’t get recharged by a conventional gasoline engine. Rather, it uses twin micro-turbines, each generating 70 kW by spinning at 80,000 rpm.
So thanks to the Green Living Guy fans at budget car insurance from Express Insurance in the United Kingdom for asking for more. Anyone should chime in while they are at it!!