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 I-Pace Carbon Neutral Anniversary

11 February 2020

  • Jaguar Land Rover’s UK facilities certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust for second consecutive year
  • Jaguar I-PACE completed a zero emissions tour across six sites to celebrate achievement
  • Jaguar Land Rover has previously reached its target to operate as carbon neutral two years ahead of schedule
  • Commitment is part of journey to Destination Zero; an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner

Tuesday 11th February 2020, Whitley, UK Jaguar Land Rover has completed a zero emissions tour of its UK manufacturing and product development facilities to celebrate its operations being certified as carbon neutral for the second consecutive year.

An all-electric Jaguar I-PACE completed a zero emissions tour from Gaydon to Halewood, visiting the company’s Whitley headquarters, the home of Land Rover in Solihull, the newly- electrified Castle Bromwich manufacturing facility in Birmingham and the Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton.

The Carbon Trust re-certification is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s journey to Destination Zero, after it was originally achieved two years ahead of a commitment to operate carbon neutral UK manufacturing by 2020, highlighting Jaguar Land Rover’s pledge to zero emissions and its ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner.

The journey began after the Jaguar I-PACE was charged at Gaydon using one of 166 smart chargers powered by solar panels fitted to the new Advanced Product Creation Centre. With a 292-mile range, the Jaguar I-PACE comfortably completed the entire 142 mile route on one charge.

Jaguar Land Rover was certified on 31 January 2020 for the second consecutive year by the Carbon Trust, confirming business operations have met the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard* for carbon neutrality between April 2018 and March 2019 across its vehicle manufacturing assembly operations and product development sites. Together, these sites represent 77% of Jaguar Land Rover’s global vehicle production.

To achieve carbon neutral status Jaguar Land Rover has invested in energy-saving projects such as solar panels and LED lighting. In the UK, operating CO2 emissions are down 74% versus 2007 including the purchases of REGO backed electricity and the energy used to build a vehicle has reduced by 37% since 2007.

Jaguar Land Rover has also invested in Gold Standard** carbon offset voluntary emissions reductions around the globe as part of the formal certification. These include clean and safe water projects in Kenya and Uganda and clean cook stove programmes in India and Ghana, delivering both environmental and social impact benefits.

Jaguar Land Rover was the first UK automotive manufacturer to have met the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality across its vehicle manufacturing assembly operations and product development sites; and the organisation has continued to deliver further reductions over the past 12 months, which is great to see. We’re delighted that Jaguar Land Rover has remained committed to delivering carbon neutral manufacturing in the UK.

John Newton
Head of Certification at the Carbon Trust

Destination Zero places long term sustainability at the heart of our business. A decade of innovations has enabled us to achieve carbon neutral status, and to be certified two years in a row reflects the hard work and dedication of the entire business. But we’re not stopping here – we will continue to drive forward projects across our business to help us close the loop on precious resources.

Chris Thorp
Responsible Business Director

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Notes to Editors

Editor’s notes:

* PAS 2060 standard sets out the requirements for achieving and demonstrating carbon neutrality, published by the British Standards Institution.

** Gold Standard is a logo certification mark programme for non-governmental emission reductions projects to ensure carbon credits are real and verifiable and that projects make measurable contributions to sustainable development.

Jaguar I-PACE is the award winning, world first premium all-electric premium SUV. It delivers electrifying all-wheel drive performance from its twin Jaguar-designed motors, with an output of 400PS and 696Nm of torque enabling 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. The state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers up to 470km range (WLTP). The cabin optimises space for passengers while sophisticated materials and exquisite attention to detail identify this as a true Jaguar. While a mid-sized SUV, I-PACE’s cab-forward design and electric powertrain means the rear legroom of 890mm is comparable to luxury saloons.

In addition to achieving carbon neutral status, Jaguar Land Rover has reduced water usage by 23 per cent per vehicle built in the UK since 2007 and sends zero waste direct to landfill from any of its UK manufacturing and product development sites.

In March 2019, Jaguar Land Rover attained the latest ISO 14001 standard, which focuses on how environmental factors are integrated into the strategic planning of the business.

For more information about Destination Zero please visit https://www.jaguarlandrover.com/2019/destination-zero

 

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2019 Jaguar Land Rover sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. We have seven technology hubs. In the UK these are based in Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London. Globally these are located in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines. All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle models offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice.