Jaguar I-Pace electric car production stopped

Jaguar I-Pace electric car production stopped

February 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to British media, the production of an environmentally friendly crossover was stopped for a week due to lack of batteries.

Recall that the car is actually manufactured in Graz, Austria, and the company’s supplier is Magna, while lithium-ion cells are supplied by LG Chem (from the European plant in Poland).

We are a little surprised that Jaguar will not be able to continue production due to the supply of batteries, since sales of the Jaguar I-Pace in 2019 are not so great – about 18 thousand cars.

Taking into account the battery capacity of 90 kW / h per car, the required battery flow will be 135 MW / h per month or 1.62 GW / h per year.

If the report is correct, we believe that the LG Chem plant may not yet be ready for large-scale production, since it is rumored that the supply of batteries for the new Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC is a serious problem.

On the plus side, the stop is temporary, and once the problem is resolved, Jaguar will be able to return to selling its electric model.