Jaguar unveils electric car

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Los Angeles: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar has unveiled an electric concept car that can run 900 km to a charge with a top speed of 320 km per hour.

Christened C-X75, has been created to celebrate 75 years of the company, says Ian Callum, design director of Jaguar Cars.

The car, which would be put on display at the prestigious Los Angles Auto Show, has created waves in the last few days after being exhibited in some parts of this city of Hollywood.

Top Jaguar executives insist C-X75 was only a concept car and not for commercial sale while conceding they have been receiving a lot of inquiries from serious potential buyers.

Built with lightweight aluminum panels and chassis, the C-X75 is a 4WD vehicle. Besides being powered by 145kw electric motors at all wheels, it has a pair of micro gas-turbines that provide another 140kw of charge and extend the range to 900 km.

Top speed is over 320 km/h and the two-seater can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just over 3.0 seconds. The super car was first put to public display at the Paris Auto show recently and now at the Los Angeles Auto Show. From here it would travel to China, before it goes back to its garage at London.

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