Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) prepares to launch its electric Jaguar I-PACE sedan in India in early 2021, the automaker’s country head informed Reuters on Thursday, as governments throughout the world push for more clean-energy vehicles.
The British luxury automaker owned by Indian automaker Tata Motors also plans to launch plug-in hybrid versions of its vehicles in the coming months, including the Land Rover Defender sport-utility vehicle (SUV), said Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director at JLR India.
Earlier on Thursday JLR released the new Defender SUV in India, broadening its portfolio as demand recovers gradually following the coronavirus crisis.
“We are cautiously optimistic that the product line-up will accentuate the recovery we are witnessing,” Suri said, adding that the I-PACE launch is scheduled to take place in the first three months of 2021.
The Indian government has been promoting the use of electric vehicles and prepares to offer $4.6 billion in incentives to companies setting up advanced battery manufacturing centers in the country as part of the effort to increase investment in clean-energy cars.
Tata Group companies including Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals, and Tata Power prepare to make electric cars and batteries, install charging stations, and build a battery recycling plant.