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Does Jaguar have any hybrids at all? Obviously having some hybrids will do wonders for the brand's average fuel efficiency.
 

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Right now they just have a concept. I don't see much that tells me that that concept is heading towards production either so...

I guess they have a base to do it if they want to.

I also imagine that the Land Rover division doesn't help much. An all SUV brand probably doesn't get great fuel mileage.
 

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fortunately for RR all it takes is them to start using a hybrid powertrain and they are set.
even right now some people are willing to put up with the mileage it gets since everyone knows they are some of the best SUV's money can buy.
 

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Right now they just have a concept. I don't see much that tells me that that concept is heading towards production either so...

I guess they have a base to do it if they want to.

I also imagine that the Land Rover division doesn't help much. An all SUV brand probably doesn't get great fuel mileage.
SUV's are quantified in a seperate bucket. LR has concessions accordingly. OR, Jaguar is an all car company, so smash the two together and you have your typical company.

I'm not sure how regulators view them however...
 

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Do you think that Jaguar would be able to meet CAFE targets without using hybrid technology? Would it be possible to just make super efficient engines?
 

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It's possible, for as long as we have had petrol engines, they still have a way to go to further develop.
 

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I heard that hybrids are becoming less desirable because petrol engines are efficient enough that the cost savings from hybrids comparatively aren't very high. I wonder how that is going to play out in the long run.
 

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just found out about Toyota's new hydrogen electric sedan
some seem to think it's something that could blow up, something we could see more of throughout the industry
 

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It certainly would appear to be more energy efficient and green than most other options out there. It's hard to say at the early stage like this if it is going to proliferate though. What would need to happen for it to catch on?
 

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What an idea.... where are the hydrogen fueling stations?
They need infrastructure to support, I have never in my life seen a hydrogen fueling station
 

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What an idea.... where are the hydrogen fueling stations?
They need infrastructure to support, I have never in my life seen a hydrogen fueling station
Very true. There is no infrastructure that I know of. I guess they'd have to build it, but its hard to do that when they aren't sure if hydrogen will become popular or not.
 

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At least with hybrids and EVs there are multiple companies developing technology and creating supply, with the hydrogen fuel cell technology it seems to only be Toyota. They are going to have to get other companies on board if they want to create an infrastructure.
 

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Incentives are what produce an industry. Incentives brought about the electric cr and incentives brought about the hydrogen car. Just as California
 
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