‘WeKnowGroup’ which is running luxury chauffeur service to and from London’s Heathrow Airport is purchasing as many as 200 Jaguar I-PACE vehicles for the route.
The fully electric Jaguar I-PACE’s 298 mile range per charge is much higher than the average daily mileage for WeKnowGroup’s chauffeur routes, making it an ideal luxury vehicle for the service.
The I-PACE also features an impressive 2-year, 21,000 mile (33,800 kilometer) service interval that means more time driving and less time up on the blocks in the shop getting fixed than internal combustion engine vehicles that require oil changes, filter changes, emission checks, and the like every couple thousand miles.
When the service launches this summer, it will become one of the largest electric vehicle fleets servicing the UK. 50 vehicles will form the foundation of the service, with an option to add a further 150 I-PACE vehicles if desired.
The Jaguar I-PACE’s 90 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is comprised of 432 pouch cells that deliver a combined range of 298 miles (WLTP cycle). It can charge up at up to 100 kW, allowing for a fast recharge that gets it from a fully drained battery up to 80% in just 40 minutes.
Looking to the future, the I-PACE is also already compliant with London’s January 2020 “zero emissions-capable” requirements for private hire vehicles. It is available to order now from £63,495 before incentives and any applicable rebates.