Jaguar Land Rover is going to increase the range of electric cars by reducing their weight

Jaguar Land Rover is going to increase the range of electric cars by reducing their weight

January 27, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

A consortium of academic and technology groups in the UK is developing new technology to reduce the weight of electric vehicles.

The consortium known as Tucana is led by Jaguar Land Rover. They are currently working on a low-cost, scalable automotive structure using composite materials instead of steel and aluminum.

It is reported that such a basis will save about 35 kilograms, which automakers can use to install larger batteries in cars. In addition, the new technology will increase the torsional rigidity of the car by about 30%.

Interestingly, Jaguar Land Rover currently has only one all-electric model – the Jaguar I-Pace crossover. The car is built on its own platform, which the manufacturer plans to upgrade. At the end of this year, the updated Jaguar XJ will be built on the new platform.