Jaguar announced that the XJ_e plug-in hybrid will take part at the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event in the UK.
Under the bonnet of the British model sits a hybrid power train which includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a 69 kW generator with a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The total output is rated at 334 horsepower which makes the 0-100 km/h sprint possible in about 6,5 seconds while the top speed is limited at 250 km/h.
The Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid uses a parallel hybrid system which means that it can run on electric power (for about 40 kilometers), gasoline or both.
Jaguar says that the sports sedan returns a fuel economy of 3,2 liters/100km with CO2 emissions of 75 g/km.
“The innovative XJ_e project forms part of JLR’s strategy to develop best-in-class low-carbon premium products, and follows other successful hybrid research demonstrators including the Range_e project,” says the company.
The XJ_e’s battery needs four hours for a complete charge at a normal power supply.