Jaguar I-Pace set for Heathrow role
08 May 2018
Author: Sean Keywood
Jaguar's new I-Pace electric vehicle (EV) is to be used to run a zero-emissions luxury chauffeur service to and from Heathrow Airport.
The service, to be operated by WeKnowGroup, will begin this summer with 50 I-Paces, with the option to add a further 150, creating one of the largest EV fleets in the UK.
Jaguar Land Rover UK MD Jeremy Hicks said: "What we have created in the Jaguar I-Pace is utterly revolutionary; a desirable, luxurious and state-of-the-art EV that's practical for genuine everyday use, including the tough life of an airport luxury chauffeur car.
"We have had huge interest and positivity from our customers worldwide. We're also delighted that this endorsement extends to some of the biggest corporations on the planet.
"Through our partnership with Waymo - formerly the Google self-driving car project - and this latest deal with Heathrow and WeKnowGroup, we're excited to be bringing the electric future to more people than ever before."
WeKnowGroup CEO Peter Buchanan said: "This is a significant step change in our successful, decades-long relationship with Heathrow, where we operate arrivals desks in all terminals to assist thousands of travellers every year.
"Today's agreement also extends our deep, long-standing relationship with Jaguar, which has allowed us to proudly claim that we run the largest chauffeured executive Jaguar fleet in the UK."
Heathrow executive director 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.
"Our commitments to the environment and our local community are absolutely non-negotiable - we are determined to address the impact road vehicles have on our neighbours and to improve air quality on our roads.
"These Jaguar I-Paces are the latest in a long line of initiatives we are taking to ensure that expansion is not a choice between the economy and the environment - and that we can deliver benefits for both."