Jaguar Land Rover has continually pioneered the way to a better driving future for buyers across the globe. But now, they’ve taken it upon themselves to shift not only for a better driving future, but a cleaner one. The latest innovations and investments have been outlined in the form of their new Low Vehicle Emissions Strategy. Ingenium Petrol Engines and the TRANSCEND research project are the key things to the strategy. These outlined in this year’s press release about the future of the Jaguar Land Rover gameplan.
Ingenium Petrol Engines
Engineers and scientists have come together to enhance the internal workings of all Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. First of all, the 4 cylinder engines are made, designed, and manufactured from the home-base in the UK. Also offering 25% more power and up to a 15% reduction in consumption, the redesigned engines are environmentally conscious and ultimately more powerful.
TRANSCEND Research Project
The second piece to the low vehicle emissions strategy is the 30 million GBP TRANSCEND project. Based on the redesign of the automatic transmission, the project has achieved improved efficiency and driving capabilities. The low-range gear box, dual-clutch, and hybrid technology help to make these results possible. Lighter engines and 10% improvement in performance and fuel economy help to make the newest engines the best that JLR has to offer. The lightweight 8-speed automatic engines utilize an ultra-wide ratio to make the most of the newly improved technology.
So, the purpose of the overall operation investments was explained best in a press release issued this September by Nick Rogers, Executive Director – Product Engineering:
“Environmental innovation is at the heart of our strategy to dramatically reduce emissions up to 2020 and beyond. With the Ingenium family of powertrains and advanced research projects such as TRANSCEND, future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will emit significantly less CO₂. By 2020, new technologies will help us reduce our CO₂emissions by a further 25 per cent.”
With the expenditures in Research and Development, it looks like JLR is taking the future of vehicle emissions rather seriously. And for that, we tip our hats to the engineers and leaders of the modern era.