Jaguar Land Rover is serious about embracing electrification. Earlier this year, Jaguar made headlines when they announced that they will be saying goodbye to the internal combustion engine. As part of Jaguar's Reimagine strategy, the company plans to only produce electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 to achieve its end goal of becoming a net-zero carbon business by 2039.
Meanwhile, Land Rover plans to offer more hybrid versions of its SUVs and is also developing a Defender powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology. With both luxury brands busy making their vehicles greener and more eco-friendly, they want to prove that they can make the switch in the coming years.
To do so, Jaguar Land Rover recently partnered with the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka COP26). The luxury marque will be providing a fleet of electric and electrified vehicles for world leaders and delegates attending the 26th Nations Climate Change Conference this coming November in Glasgow, Scotland.
One such vehicle that will ferry leaders and their teams is the Jaguar I-Pace, the brand's first-ever electric crossover. Already available in the Philippines since July 2020, Jaguar says it delivers sports car-like performance and comes with intelligent smart systems. It's powered by a pair of in-house developed motors that put out a combined system output of 400 PS with 696 Nm of torque. It can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has a maximum potential range of 470 km.
“We are delighted to partner with COP26 and provide a fleet of all-electric vehicles, including Jaguar I-PACE performance SUVs, to deliver zero-emission transport at the summit. Sustainability is at the core of our business strategy, Reimagine, which enables us to focus on becoming net carbon zero by 2039, as the creator of the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles,” said Thierry Bollore, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.
Alok Sharma, president of COP26, said that he is looking forward to working with Jaguar Land Rover for showing climate leadership with their state-of-the-art vehicles.
“Jaguar Land Rover is an iconic British brand with a proven track record. They are showing climate leadership in their field with award-winning electric vehicles, and I am delighted these will be used by world leaders in Glasgow. I look forward to working with Jaguar Land Rover and all our Partners ahead of the summit as we ensure a successful and inclusive COP26,” said Sharma.
With Jaguar Land Rover aiming to achieve zero tailpipe emissions in the coming years, their partnership with COP26 will demonstrate their commitment to offering zero-emissions vehicles.