Motoring journalist Luke Edwards analyses the available options with a particular focus on UK manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover.
The internal combustion engine has been the dominant automotive propulsion technology for over 100 years. During this time, the UK has grown a world-class research-to-manufacture capability – circa 2.4 million engines are produced per year, many exported across the globe, while around 1.6 million vehicles are produced annually, according to SMMT figures.
A Lex Autolease survey revealed approximately 70% of drivers felt we are entering a new age of the car – and reports and insight produced by Lex Autolease certainly shows this to be true. This could mean the UK sector needing to restart its engine research and enhance its manufacturing capabilities in order to remain significant in the global market.