Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled several low and zero emission powertrain technologies at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event. JLR showcased the technologies in 3 concepts that wore the "Concept_e" badge, one of which was an electric drive module (eDM) developed completely in house.
“This is a long-term Jaguar Land Rover research project exploring all aspects of future hybrid and battery electric vehicle technology. The three Concept_e vehicles will allow us to test and develop exciting new potential technologies that could form part of our low and zero emissions vision beyond 2020," said Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover.
The Concept_e MHEV is a mild hybrid that is using an Evoque donor car. The powertrain combines a prototype diesel engine with 90 horsepower and a 48V electrical system that is powered by a 48-volt lithium ion battery pack.
The Concept_e PHEV is JLR's plug-in hybrid project. It uses a prototype petrol engine that makes 300 horsepower and an eight-speed transmission in a Range Rover Sport mule. The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor that is powered by a 320-volt Li-ion battery.
Finally, the Concept_e BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) is built on JLR's aluminum architecture, modified to fit a 70 kWh HV Li-ion traction battery and electric axle drive.