After car maker Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest large car-maker to announce that it will not build cars solely powered by internal combustion engines, in future. He made it clear that after 2020 Car Maker Jaguar Land Rover will be making Electric or Hybrid cars only.
The UK-based car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover announced that all new models from 2020 will be fully electric or hybrid.
The announced this plan after the Scottish government said that they would take action to phase out the need or petrol or diesel cars by 2032. At other hand, UK and France are planning to ban sales of new cars based on internal combustion engines after 2040.
Dr Ralf Speth, JLR’s chief executive, said: “Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice.”
But Speth also issued a warning over the unintended consequences of the electrification of cars and arrival of autonomous vehicles. The UK’s quarter of a million lorry drivers are at risk from driver-less technology, with knock-on effects for the country’s social fabric, he said.
Furthermore, electric cars will have a strong impact on petrol and diesel demand and could hurt the budgets and economy of oil producing countries.
Speth said. “Many could be forced to impose substantial spending cuts within the next five years, straining living standards and so creating unrest in areas already suffering from instability,” he added.
Protecting privacy in an era of self-driving cars would be vital, he said. “The very technology that could liberate us, autonomous vehicles, could become a method of insecurity and enslavement … Big freedoms could end up creating the big brother state.”
While Speth has said he sees battery-powered cars as a way to grow its global workforce of 40,000, the emissions of the carmaker’s petrol and diesel vehicles mean it has to go electric to meet stringent new European carbon targets.