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Choosing between Diesel, Petrol and Electric

Date posted: 23 January 2019

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Diesel, petrol and electric vehicles suit different lifestyles in different ways. So which one is right for you? Here we list the key benefits of each engine to help you decide:

Electric (EV):

Our sophisticated, all-electric powertrains provide high performance with zero tailpipe emissions. Powered by a pair of electric motors with a battery that is recharged using regenerative braking and a plug-in charge point, EV is the electrifying future of Jaguar.

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ZERO TAILPIPE EMISSIONS

Achieving zero tailpipe CO2 emissions at the point of use and a range of up to 292 miles per charge, the Jaguar I‑PACE doesn't just cost much less to fill with fuel, it also has no exhaust emissions. With more and more renewable energy being added to the grid every year, Jaguar I‑PACE gets cleaner as it gets older.
 

CONVENIENCE AND ACCESSIBILITY

In many cities, electric vehicles are now permitted to use vehicle lanes and parking spaces where other vehicle access is restricted. They are also exempt from any emissions-based charges.
 

GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES

Electric vehicles qualify for benefits provided by government, local authorities and businesses supporting the move to the world’s cleanest powertrains. This includes notably lower taxation rates than petrol and diesel equivalents.
 

ECONOMICAL RUNNING COSTS

The relative low cost of electricity means pure electric cars are cheaper to refuel. And with fewer moving powertrain parts to preserve, they’re also cheaper to maintain.
 

New Diesel:

Cleaner than ever, today’s Jaguar diesel engines offer improved fuel efficiency with torque characteristics suitable for off-road terrain and towing. It’s a combination that creates truly dependable long-distance performance.

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LOW CO2 EMISSIONS

Jaguar's new diesel engines produce around 20% lower CO2 emissions than petrol engines. In fact, since 2002, buyers choosing diesel engines have saved almost 3 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere.
 

EU6d-TEMP AND REAL DRIVING EMISSIONS (RDE) COMPLIANT

Jaguar's new diesel engines produce around 20% lower CO2 emissions than petrol engines. In fact, since 2002, buyers choosing diesel engines have saved almost 3 million tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere.
 

REDUCED NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS (NOx)

Since September 2015, all Jaguar diesel models have featured advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment (i.e. AdBlue) which helps to dramatically reduce NOx emissions.
 

ENHANCED FUEL EFFICIENCY

Diesel engines deliver around 20% better fuel economy than their petrol counterparts. So if you frequently cover 12,000 miles a year or more, it’s likely to be the most cost-effective choice for you.
 

Petrol:

Offering a dynamic and agile drive, our new breed of petrol engines honour the legacy of Jaguar’s iconic on-road responsiveness, while delivering impressively low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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EU6d-TEMP AND REAL DRIVING EMISSIONS (RDE) COMPLIANT

New Jaguar petrol vehicles are EU6d-Temp and Real Driving Emissions (RDE) compliant, significantly reducing emissions in all driving conditions. This means they are exempt from Transport for London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charges.
 

A DYNAMIC DRIVING EXPERIENCE

With smooth and responsive power delivery, Jaguar petrol engines offer our most spirited driving experiences. They’re an exhilarating combination of effortless performance and stirring sounds at all speeds.
 

LOW PARTICULATES

Our latest petrol engines are equipped with highly efficient filters to capture and store ultrafine particles as exhaust gases pass through them. This helps to lower the amount of tailpipe emissions released into the atmosphere.
 

CHEAPER UPFRONT COSTS

Although diesel engines typically offer greater fuel efficiency, the cheaper upfront costs on equivalent petrol engines can often prove a smarter choice for lower mileage drivers taking shorter journeys.
 

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