Heathrow to host 200-strong fleet of electric Jaguar vehicles
A new deal signed at Heathrow will introduce up to 200 fully electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles for passengers travelling to and from the airport.
The new service, emerging from an agreement between Heathrow, car brand Jaguar and travel services firm WeKnowGroup, will be rolled out this summer.
Up of 50 I-PACEs will be available initially, but the deal gives Heathrow the option of adding a further 150 cars over the next 12 months.
The fleet would make up to 1,000 electric vehicle journeys each day, saving over eight tonnes of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions annually.
WeKnowGroup will install a dedicated charging hub at Heathrow to support the service.
Engineered by Jaguar Land Rover, the I-PACE is carries a 90kWh Lithium-ion battery and is capable of travelling up to 298 miles on a single charge.
Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow Airport’s executive director, said: “We are thrilled to be working with two British companies on this landmark initiative to support more sustainable transportation choices for our passengers.”
“We will not compromise on our commitments to the environment and our local community and we remain focussed on addressing the impact road vehicles have on air quality on the roads around the airport.”
She added: “These I-PACEs are the latest in a long line of initiatives we are taking to ensure that we do not force a choice between the economy and the environment – and that we can deliver benefits for both.”