London’s largest airport, Heathrow has asked the WeKnowGroup to set up a chauffeur service this summer, using the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace exclusively. A first batch of 50 is to arrive this summer with another 150 due within the next 12 months.
The deal has been made between Heathrow Airport, Jaguar, and the WeKnowGroup with the latter serving as operator of the electric Jaguar pack. Their cooperation with the airport is a longstanding one as they also take care of arrival desks.
The first 50 I-Pace are to arrive this summer and will alos get their dedicated charging hub. Once the option for another 150 Jaguar is fulfilled, the electric car fleet is estimated to run about a 1,000 journey per day with zero emissions.
Heathrow Airport has been making progress in electrification and already runs a fleet of 50 electric vehicles for their own operations. The firm has pledged to switch all of its small cars and vans to plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles by 2020. The airport’s ‘Go Electric‘ campaign just recently renewed Heathrow’s promise to go green, when joining the multinational EV100 campaign that encourages companies to fully electrify their fleets.
Additionally, airlines such as British Airways for whom Heathrow is their home base have started to electrify ground vehicles such as tugs reportedly.