Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Automobile & Motoring(Automobile)
Filter PR by
  
Jaguar I-pace: Redefining What It Means to Be a ‘CAR'
 
Jaguar I-pace: Redefining What It Means to Be a ‘CAR'
• Jaguar is calling for the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Dictionaries to update their online definition of the word ‘car’ 
• The online definition currently only defines a car as being powered by an ‘internal combustion engine’
• The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE was named 2019 World Car of the Year in April but using the current definitions it isn’t a ‘car’
• Jaguar is encouraging people to contact them on social media using #RedefineTheCar with how the word ‘car’ should be defined
 
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:   Jaguar is spearheading a campaign for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Dictionaries (OxfordDictionaries.com) to change their official online definitions of the word ‘car’.
 
The I-PACE, Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV, is the 2019 World Car of the Year and European Car of the Year. However, strictly speaking, the zero-emission vehicle isn’t defined as a car.
 
The OED, the principal historical dictionary of the English language, defines a ‘car’ in its online dictionary as: ‘a road vehicle powered by a motor (usually an internal combustion engine) designed to carry a driver and a small number of passengers, and usually having two front and two rear wheels, esp. for private, commercial, or leisure use.’ , 
 
Whereas the current definition of a ‘car’ on Oxford Dictionaries.com,  a collection of dictionary websites produced by Oxford University Press (OUP), the publishing house of the University of Oxford, is: ‘A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people.’
 
To remedy the situation, Jaguar has submitted a formal application to the OED and OxfordDictionaries.com to have the definitions updated to include additional powertrains, including electric vehicles (EV).
 
David Browne, head of Jaguar Land Rover’s naming committee, said “A lot of time and thought is put into the name of any new vehicle or technology to ensure it is consumer friendly, so it’s surprising to see that the definition of the car is a little outdated. We are therefore inviting the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionaries to update its online classification to reflect the shift from traditional internal combustion engines towards more sustainable powertrains.”
 
The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.
 
Jaguar unveiled the I-PACE, its first all-electric vehicle, last year to deliver sustainable sports car performance, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology and five-seat SUV practicality.
 
Featuring a state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery, two Jaguar-designed motors and a bespoke aluminium structure, the I-PACE is capable of 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and a range of up to 292 miles (WLTP).
 
While both the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Dictionaries review the application, Jaguar is encouraging people to get behind the campaign by asking how the word ‘car’ should be defined. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 9583 times
PR Category : Automobile
Posted on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019  3:52:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : The Nordic Hall of the Heros is Open for Business - Aston Ma...
Next Story : Making History: the Aston Martin Db4 Gt Zagato Continuation ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena [4690-Views]
Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet – New Tones of Elegance [3948-Views]
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Management Team Discuss Formula E's Return to Racing in Berlin [3772-Views]
Pandora ME for Every Side of You [3743-Views]
“CATRICE” Perfect Look for “Back to the Office” [3083-Views]
Your Guide to Choosing the Right Face Mask [2669-Views]
Newly Launched HONOR 9A Offers Stunning Photography Anytime Anywhere [2501-Views]
Newest LG True Wireless Earbuds Self-clean, Sound Great With Meridian Audio [2472-Views]
Get Summer Ready With Magnitone London! [2267-Views]
TishTash Eid Al-Adha Gift Guide 2020 [2161-Views]
Kristina Fidelskaya - An Escape, With 'La Pause' Spring / Summer 2020 Collection. [2075-Views]
Dubai Well Poised for Growth in New Business Entities' [2034-Views]
Taste the Summer With Wild & the Moon's Latest Menu Drop! [2009-Views]
Wonder Ingredients For Powerful Skincare [2001-Views]
Smash Summer Fitness Goals with 100 Workout Modes on the HONOR MagicWatch 2 [1993-Views]
Nahdi Medical Company Transforms its Financial Management with Infor [1935-Views]
Six Ways LG's Puricare Air Purifiers Can Help Families Improve Air Quality at Home [1898-Views]
Comprehensive Study of Refugee Children's Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Outcome... [1870-Views]
Dubai Summer Surprises Best Buys - Springfield's Hottest Deals [1849-Views]
The New Season of Master Maserati Programme Gets Underway [1833-Views]
Alstom at Forefront of Hygiene & Safety Innovation for Transport & Mobility in a COVID-19 ... [1796-Views]
70 Percent of Businesses Increase or Maintain Digital Transformation Spend Amid Pandemic, ... [1783-Views]
UAE's First-Ever Fully Sponsored Flight to India [1730-Views]
Three UAE Students Bag Coveted Princess Diana Award for Outstanding Social Initiative [1710-Views]
Hitachi ABB Power Grids Commences Operations [1706-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories