' Tata has acquired a stake in the company. We are working seriously to turn this turbine into a power generator in electric cars use.' The advantage is that the turbines can be installed modularly in small cars as well as in large vehicles. 'Because it is very compact, you can use one in a small car, two or three in a larger one.'
Even a small Jaguar is being tested
Two gas turbines are in operation in the C-X75 in the rear with up to 80,000 rpm a range extender (range extender), which enables a driving distance of up to 900 kilometers. The turbines have no connection to the drive, they are only used to generate electricity and burn gas, biofuel, gasoline, diesel and even kerosene.
The chances of the prototype C-X75 going into series production are apparently good . 'We have to be careful not to take on too much. But our heart says yes.' The same goes for a small jaguar. 'We think about it very seriously. Technically we will bring him there, if we can do it financially, we'll do it.' The little Jaguar will not get a six-cylinder engine. 'The little one will also have a four-cylinder. But it has to be special, not mainstream, but special in character.' Forster does not see any danger to the image of the luxury brand Jaguar from a small car. 'There is also a C-Class from Mercedes.'