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    New Defender News

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-2022-land-rover-defender-v8-will-cost-you-two-base-defenders-156884.html
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    JLR Restructuring / Reorg

    JLR slashing manufacturing capacity by 25% https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/jaguar-land-rover-will-shed-a-quarter-of-its-production-capacity/ar-BB1e33fG?fb_comment_id=1171497172969462_1171569652962214%3fc
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    JLR Restructuring / Reorg

    - EV Jaguar XJ cancelled - Jaguar to be all EV by 2025 - 60% of Land Rover to be electric by 2030 - Proto Fuel cell energy storage (FCEV) for larger heavier vehicles in 12 months...
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    New Defender News

    I'm not surprised that the new Blackberry based technology is seeing some teething issues. Recall that the latest embedded processing systems had 85 CPUs for all the various management functions. JLR also now has OTA update capability. Also recall that mechanical design areas were downsized...
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    New Defender News

    https://www.autocarpro.in/news-international/land-rover-defender-clocks-monthly-sales-of-5-000-units--14-000-bookings-in-hand-78422
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    New Defender News

    If you have ever driven in an intense winter storm or high snow / ice rates you will immediately understand the value of a heated windshield. It becomes a "no-brainer".
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    JLR Restructuring / Reorg

    FYI .... The future of Jaguar Land Rover: JLR design boss reveals all https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/land-rover/353919/future-jaguar-land-rover-jlr-design-boss-reveals-all Defender and new Range Rover are core products. Land Rover crossover imminent. Discovery likely to be repositioned.
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    New Defender News

    Full ladder frame of the LC/LR3/LR4 vs aluminum unibody "D7 Premium Lightweight platform". Long term I would expect the LC/LR3/LR4 to outlast the Defender unibody, especially for use cases of higher payloads.
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    New Defender News

    Isn't technology discontinuity/transitions fun! Here's my take, at least today: PHEV - close to a full EV but with a small ICE engine for when the battery is depleted. There are two basic plug-in hybrid configurations, according to the Department of Energy: In series plug-in hybrids, or...
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    New Defender News

    In summary PHEV is very use case sensitive. For the urban use case where you can plug in every day and recharge the batteries, a BEV range of 15 miles and a MPGe of 40+ might be very attractive depending on budget. For our use case, which is the have a Defender/Discovery in the first place, is...
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    New Defender News

    If you have plug-in available to you and the use profile matches the WLTP use case then a PHEV might be a good fit. Where it breaks down is once you leave that urban use case and no longer can recharge the BEV. From 2020 Land Rover Range Rover HSE P400e: Pros And Cons Con We’ll...
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    New Defender News

    I'm saying real world / actual experienced fuel mileage outside a highly urban use profile will be far less than the WLTP spec. Within the WLTP envelope you will see the advertised MPGe. Once you venture outside that orchestrated profile of WLTP, MPG drops to the inherent capabilities of the...
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    New Defender News

    I'm thinking your going to be disappointed in the actual real-world performance for range and remote touring. From the What is WLTP article: The new WLTP laboratory test cycle is longer than the NEDC cycle in both time and distance - cars are now driven for 30 minutes and around 14 miles...
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    New Defender News

    Defender P400e at 2020 Land-Rover Defender 90 (L663) all versions specifications and performance data https://www.automobile-catalog.com/car/2020/2976095/land-rover_defender_110_p400e_phev.html Payload is not included but I'm expecting it would be comparable to 1300 lb
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    New Defender News

    And just to confuse EVERYONE .......... the following is different from JLR 2020 Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid LWB (aut. 8) (Vogue, Autobiography) (model for Europe North America ) car specifications & performance data review Weights Curb weight (without a driver): 2603 kg /...
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