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29 oct 20

JLR helps you achieve your CO2 targets by blazing the trail

The path to zero emissions is not a straight line, but a winding road strewn with challenges. Jaguar Land Rover is leading the way by investing in innovation that blazes the trail and ultimately benefits its customers. 

Many companies have made reducing their carbon emissions a priority. Efforts are being made in all areas, not least in production and transport. This also applies to Jaguar Land Rover. 

For the last two years, Jaguar Land Rover’s UK facilities have been certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust. In fact, they reached their target of carbon neutral operations two years ahead of schedule. As well as significantly reducing their operational carbon footprint, Jaguar Land Rover have more than halved the CO2 emitted per vehicle across our product range in the last 10 years.

Moreover, Jaguar Land Rover will be using plastic waste in next-generation sustainable luxury interiors. Floor mats and trims will be made with ECONYL® fibre from recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, fishing nets from the farming industry, and those abandoned in the ocean. For every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL® raw material produced, 65,100 tonnes of carbon emissions equivalent are avoided.

The group is also investigating how an innovative recycling process could upcycle aluminium waste from household appliances and end-of-life vehicles into the premium cars of the future and reduce production CO2 emissions by up to 26%.

Towards 100% electrification

As to the vehicles itself, Jaguar Land Rover announced in 2017 that every new model launched from 2020 onwards would be electrified, i.e. be equipped with an electric motor, either combined with a combustion engine or as a stand-alone power unit. Today, that commitment is honoured. 

The revamped Jaguar F-PACE, for instance, is now available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and offers a choice of mild-hybrid (MHEV) powertrains with four or six cylinders for enhanced efficiency and refinement. The iconic Land Rover Defender also gains access to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced plug-in hybrid technology, which lowers its CO2 emissions to 74g/km while enabling it to travel 43km on electricity alone thanks to a 19.2kWh lithium ion battery. Equipped with the P400e PHEV powertrain, the sophisticated Range Rover Velar advances a WLTP rating of just 49g/km and an all-electric range of 53km. Utilising a DC charger, it is possible to charge the battery up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes.

Last but not least, the pioneering all-electric I-PACE is now available in a limited EV320 model that is 100% fleet oriented and opens the door to electric driving to even more company car drivers. Further battery-electric vehicles are in the making, leveraging Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering experience and enabling corporates to honour their sustainability commitments, too.

For more info, please visit the Jaguar and Land Rover websites.