The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace likes to stay in the news, which is not a bad thing. Last month it joined the Waymo’s research for a driverless fleet.
This month’s news is that the I-Pace will be a part of zero-emissions luxury chauffeur service to and from Heathrow Airport. As many as 200 I-Pace EVs will be available at Heathrow as part of a deal with WeKnowGroup, creating one of the largest electric vehicle fleets in the UK.
The service will begin in summer 2018 with the delivery of 50 I-Pace vehicles, along with the option to add a further 150.
According to Jaguar, 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 I-Pace is also already compliant with London’s January 2020 ‘zero emissions-capable’ requirements for private hire vehicles. With fewer moving parts than a traditional combustion engine car, the I-Pace also brings significantly reduced running costs. Service intervals are set at two-years/ 21,000 miles – far longer than a traditional car – meaning less down time and reduced costs for operators, the company further said. Read more about the I-Pace here.