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14 MAY 2018


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Article from BTNews 14 MAY 2018

The electric airport

Up to 200 Jaguar fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles are to form the basis of an all-new luxury chauffeur service running to and from Heathrow from this summer in a collaboration between the airport, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup.

With a quoted 298-mile range on a single charge, the Jaguar I-PACE, which sells for more than £63,000, far exceeds the average daily mileage of a chauffeur car and will form the heart of the all-new zero-emissions service.

Fifty of the vehicles are being delivered initially to the airport, with the option to add a further 150. The model was designed from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle, with a compact footprint but spacious interior with seating for five and their luggage.

The fleet, part of Heathrow’s commitment to improving air quality in the area, will support up to 1,000 electric vehicle journeys to and from the airport each day – saving more than eight tonnes of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions each year.

As part of its support for the service, WeKnowGroup will be installing a dedicated charging hub at Heathrow which will be the largest in the UK.

Airport executive director expansion Emma Gilthorpe said: “We are thrilled to be working with two British companies on this landmark initiative to support more sustainable transportation choices for our passengers.”

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