Jaguar Land Rover to offer electric vehicles by 2030

PETALING JAYA: Jaguar Land Rover (M) Sdn Bhd is eyeing an all electric vehicle (EV) line-up offering by the year 2030.

Managing director Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz said the current exemption in import and excise duties by the government helped with lowering the prices of such vehicles, which would then help expand the take-up rate of EVs.

“The encouragement for EV adoption can be seen especially after customers test drive such cars,” Syed Ahmad told StarBiz yesterday.

He said he hoped the government could continue to lend its support to the EV industry since it was still in its infancy.

For the Jaguar brand, Syed Ahmad said it would offer full EV offerings to Malaysians by 2025.

The company, which is a part of Sime Darby Bhd, officially launched the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first premium all-electric performance sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in the Malaysian EV market.

The electric-SUV has a combined performance of 400 PS horsepower and 696 Nm of torque.

“The Jaguar I-PACE sets itself apart in its segment, with its ability to accelerate from zero-to-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and a 400-m sprint in 12.4 seconds.

“It has a wading depth rating of 500mm,” the company said in a statement.

The Jaguar I-PACE is made of aluminium and has a low centre of gravity.

The all-new Jaguar I-PACE will be available in two variants, priced from RM460,800 for the Black LE and RM498,800 for the HSE.

It also includes complimentary servicing for up to five years or 102,000 kms.

It comes with a battery warranty of up to eight years or 160,000 kms, whichever comes first, as well.

Jaguar Land Rover (M) is a joint venture between Sime Darby Motors and Sisma Auto.

In a statement, Sime Darby Motors South-East Asia, Hong Kong and Macau managing director Jeffrey Gan said the Jaguar I-PACE represented a new milestone in Sime Darby Motors’ electrification journey.

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