JLR debuts electric urban mobility concept vehicle with plans for 2021 pilot
Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a new four-wheeled electric urban mobility concept called ‘Project Vector’ that looks more like a low-floored airport shuttle train car than a traditional car.
JLR’s Vector concept has a front and end that could easily pass for one another, as well as sliding doors that open from the middle to allow the maximum amount of space for entry and exit. The floor is low to the ground to accommodate easy onboarding and disembarkation, and that same floor houses the battery and drivetrain that make the vehicle go.
The Jaguar vehicle features front-facing seats and a steering wheel for human control, though the interior is also “configurable” to eventually allow autonomous use, and to also offer flexibility for accommodating goods delivery as well as passenger transportation.
The company says that it aims to work together with the Coventry City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority to actually deploy a pilot mobility service using the Vector starting in late 2021, which it says will act as a “living laboratory for future mobility on the streets of Coventry.”