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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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BMW And JLR reach electric vehicle partnership

How does everyone feel about JLR partnering up with BMW to build electric powertrains along with petrol, diesel and hybrid variants.

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The two firms initially agreed to work together on the development of electrified powertrains, but according to sources they have now agreed terms on what is described as a “more far-reaching deal involving petrol, diesel and hybridised drivelines” for a wide range of models.

According to Autocar’s sources, BMW is to supply Jaguar Land Rover with internal combustion engines, including in-line four- and six-cylinder units “both with and without electrically-assisted hybrid functions”.

The move is said to be aimed at allowing Jaguar Land Rover to reduce its on-going investment in petrol, diesel and hybrid drivelines and instead focus its research and development spending on the electric drivelines in partnership with BMW.

For BMW the deal safeguards existing research and development, procurement and production operations by adding volume beyond its own brands, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce.

News of the internal combustion engine deal being forged by Jaguar Land Rover and BMW comes at a time when regulatory authorities in key global markets are raising emission standards with particular focus on CO2 and NOx levels to combat air pollution. Thus raising the level of spending required to engineer petrol, diesel and hybrid drivelines.

By joining forces on both electric and internal combustion engine drivelines, Jaguar Land Rover and BMW hope to reap the rewards of increased economies of scale while sharing development costs to remain competitive.

Last month the two companies announced they would jointly invest in research and development, engineering and procurement of drivelines for volume production electric cars.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/i...alliance-plans
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When powertrains are just one of many other factors that make a vehicle what it is, no one will know unless they read/hear about it. Even just driving modes can make it feel different.
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When powertrains are just one of many other factors that make a vehicle what it is, no one will know unless they read/hear about it. Even just driving modes can make it feel different.
That's very true, aside from people like us who pay attention to these kinds of things, most people probably won't know or care.
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That or when their mechanic breaks the news to them on why certain issues are happening.
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That or when their mechanic breaks the news to them on why certain issues are happening.
hahaha that's very true.
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Jokes aside, Germans have been improving over the years, so it may not be as bad.
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Jokes aside, Germans have been improving over the years, so it may not be as bad.
I think it's going to be very beneficial for JLR, BMW has been putting a lot of resources in EVs and JLR should learn quite a bit.
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We'll see.
Being under TATA could mean the necessary cash infusion to get the right products out.
If JLR missing out they'll regret it and eventually become the next Pontiac.
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We'll see.
Being under TATA could mean the necessary cash infusion to get the right products out.
If JLR missing out they'll regret it and eventually become the next Pontiac.
For sure, EVs are here to stay and JLR has to get on board in a big way. Especially with companies like Ford and VW investing big on EVs.
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Tell me about it. The growth in charging infrastructure helps too, further trimming away at range anxiety!
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