Don’t expect any single-motor electric cars from Jaguar or Land Rover. Both brands confirmed their future portfolio of electric vehicles will be all-wheel drive only.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) head of vehicle development Wolfgang Zeibart told Wheels in a report published Monday that a single-motor electric vehicle is a “lame duck,” while dual-motor variants provide ample benefits in performance and handling.

He said electric JLR vehicles must have all-wheel drive if the brands are serious about performance, capability, and efficiency.

“If you really want a lame duck then you can do [a single motor],” he said.

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The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first battery-electric vehicle, which will deliver 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. The electric crossover SUV will also provide 240 miles of range from its 90 kilowatt-hour battery.

Not only does the dual-motor design help with performance and other areas such as regenerative braking, but packaging benefits as well.

Zeibart explained that a single motor would make the current steering wheel position impossible.

“You must move [the wheel] forward as you need load on the driven axle. When it moves forward you reduce the interior space and the available space for the battery. It’s one compromise after the other and therefore we decided two motors – full stop,” he said.

The I-Pace is merely the beginning of JLR’s electric-car portfolio, and Zeibart confirmed the vehicle’s architecture is scalable to fit other models. And we’ll certainly see performance-oriented electric cars from Jag, too.