Jaguar I-Pace electric car production stoppedFebruary 11, 2020
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.
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