In the wake of the launch of the Jaguar I-Pace battery electric vehicle – a car described by Jaguar design boss Ian Callum as being as significant as the E-Type – the British manufacturer has committed to an ambitious programme of electrification.
In addition to fully electric cars and a range of diesels and petrols, JLR is developing plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid powertrain options.
JLR showcased plug-in and mild hybrid versions of the Range Rover Evoque last year.
However, one fuel type that is unlikely to feature in JLR’s future plans is hydrogen, with technical design chief Wolfgang Ziebart branding it "a complete nonsense".
Speth anticipated that electric and hybrid vehicles could account for as much as 40% of JLR’s overall sales by 2020.