Heathrow Airport has claimed it will run one of the UK’s largest fleet of EVs when a luxury chauffeur service launches this summer.
From launch, the West London airport will use 50 Jaguar i-Pace EVs with an option to add a further 150 cars down the line.
No other car brands are involved with the service, a spokesman for Heathrow told Company Car Today.
The service is being managed by transport and tourism firm WeKnowGroup on behalf of the airport.
According to Jaguar, the average chauffeur travels 114 miles a day, well within the i-Pace’s 298 mile range.
“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,” Emma Gilthorpe, executive director at Heathrow Airport said. “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.”
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, added: “What we have created in the Jaguar i-Pace is utterly revolutionary; a desirable, luxurious and state-of-the-art electric vehicle 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 Google self-driving car project) and this latest deal with Heathrow, we’re excited to be bringing the electric future to more people than ever before.”