Who says electric cars have to be ugly? Jaguar recently announced it will produce a sleek extended range XJ luxury sedan.
Based on technology similar to the soon to be released Chevy Volt, the XJ 4 door will run on electric power from batteries that are charged mainly by plugging into to an outlet, but are also capable of being recharged on the move by a small-capacity engine.
The Jaguar XJ will get 57 miles per gallon, have an electric range of 30 miles, and reach a top speed of 112 mph. Jaguar has committed to start producing the car in 2011.
It’s amazing that more luxury automakers have not come out with hybrid or electric models, because the demand among high-end buyers is clearly there. BMW, Mercedes - where are your electrics or hybrids?