The revolutionary new Jaguar I-Pace will form the heart of an all-new zero-emissions luxury chauffeur service to and from Heathrow Airport. As many as 200 I-Paces will be available at Heathrow as part of a deal with WeKnowGroup, creating one of the largest electric vehicle fleets in the UK.
The luxury chauffeur service will begin running in summer 2018 with the delivery of 50 I-Pace vehicles, along with the option to add a further 150. Having been designed from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle, the I-Pace has a compact footprint but spacious interior, with generous seating for five and their luggage. Paired with its near-silent electric motor and passenger conveniences, including six USB chargers and four-zone climate control, the I-Pace is the ideal luxury chauffeur car.
The Jaguar’s state-of-the-art 90kWh lithium-ion battery uses 432 pouch cells, delivering a range of 479 kilometres (WLTP cycle). On average, a chauffeur vehicle drives around 183 kilometres per day, allowing the I-Pace vehicles to easily complete a whole day’s driving on a single charge – even with passengers, in winter and with motorway driving. With the ability to charge at 100kWh, I-PACE can be “refuelled” from 0% to 80% in just 40 minutes.
The I-Pace is also already compliant with London’s January 2020 “zero emissions-capable” requirements for private hire vehicles. With an efficient electric motor and fewer moving parts than a traditional combustion-engined car, the I-Pace also brings significantly reduced running costs. Service intervals are set at two-years/33,000km – far longer than a traditional car, meaning less downtime and reduced costs for operators. For ultimate peace-of-mind, the I-Pace also comes with an eight-year/160,000km battery warranty and three-year/99,000km whole vehicle warranty in the UK.
Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “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.”