All Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified from 2020, automaker says

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Jaguar Land Rover, the largest automotive manufacturer in the U.K., has announced that from 2020 all its new vehicles will be electrified.

"Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice," Ralf Speth, chief executive officer of the business, said in a statement on Thursday.

"We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles," Speth added. "Our first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE, goes on sale next year."

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automotive giant to turn to electric and hybrid vehicles. From 2019, for example, every new Volvo will have an electric motor.

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