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Waymo And Jaguar Team Up To Create 20,000 Self-Driving EVs

By Brian Spaen

Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover are teaming up to deploy a seriously impressive fleet of self-driving vehicles. Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle, the I-PACE, will have 20,000 units automated with Waymo’s driverless transportation service in the near future. They’re looking to expand further across the country and the new fleet would be able to complete one million trips every day.

The announcement brings a premium vehicle in Waymo’s lineup. At the moment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans are replacing Lexus RX crossovers. 600 modified minivans hit public roads last year for testing in Arizona, and the manufacturer plans to deliver “thousands” more at the end of 2018.

Jaguar’s new electric I-PACE was unveiled at the International Geneva Motor Show earlier in March. Automated driving was not a focus at the time, but other features in the battery electric vehicle included a range of 240 miles and traditional chargers (such as a 50-kilowatt rapid charger) can bring it from 0% to 80% in 85 minutes.