LONDON — Jaguar Land Rover is pausing manufacturing of the Jaguar I-Tempo electrical crossover because of a scarcity of battery cells.
JLR stated it has adjusted manufacturing schedules of the mannequin because of non permanent provider scheduling points. “We’re working with the provider to resolve this and decrease impression on buyer orders,” JLR stated.
JLR didn’t identify the provider. It additionally didn’t say when the manufacturing pause would begin.
The battery provider is LG Chem, an individual acquainted with the matter advised Automotive Information Europe. The provision downside was not linked to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the particular person stated.
The I-Tempo, a rival to the Tesla Mannequin X, is constructed at contract producer Magna Steyr’s plant in Graz, Austria.
The Occasions newspaper reported that I-Tempo manufacturing will cease for every week beginning on Monday, Feb. 17.
The I-Tempo makes use of battery cells produced at LG Chem’s plant in Wroclaw, Poland, one of many few large-scale battery cell producers in Europe. The manufacturing facility opened in…