Jaguar Land Rover has committed to convert the complete car fleet to electric vehicles by 2030. This will make fleet management a much more efficient, and environmentally friendly experience for business owners.
With over half the cars on the road today belonging to businesses, “making the transition to an electric fleet is one of the easiest ways” for companies to help tackle climate change, according to Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Electrification
Following the launch of the I-PACE, Jaguar Land Rover has committed to lead the charge in electric vehicle technology, and is at the forefront of many groundbreaking advancements.
The iconic British brand has now introduced even more PHEVs to its range.
What does PHEV stand for?
PHEV stands for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Combining a conventional engine with a battery and electric motor, PHEVs can be powered via an external support, as well as regenerative braking.
Benefits of driving a PHEV include:
- Ultra-low CO2 emissions, ranging from as little as 43 g/km
- A range of up to 40 miles on EV mode
- Zero tailpipe emissions
- The option to seamlessly shift between the engine and electric motor for the very best, most efficient performance.
Land Rover PHEVs include the Discovery Sport, Evoque PHEV, Range Rover PHEV and Range Rover Sport.
What other types of electric car are there?
MHEVs are another form of electric car. This stands for Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle, and differs from a PHEV in that it is powered by a diesel or petrol engine, while still using harvested and stored energy to reduce fuel consumption.
This energy is harvested during deceleration and then used to help the car’s engine shutdown via a stop/start system.
So far, the Evoque is the only MHEV available in the Jaguar Land Rover range, with plans for more electric options arriving in the near future.
BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) are the most efficient of them all, as they are powered entirely by electricity.
Delivering zero emissions and rechargeable via charge points, an example of this type of electric vehicle (EV) is the exhilarating Jaguar I-PACE.
The record-breaking I-PACE is an all-electric SUV, that boasts a range of up to 292 miles on a single charge. Also known as the World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car of the Year: it has won an incredible 62 awards since its unveiling.
EVs: What’s in it for businesses?
A growing number of companies are opting to use EVs for their fleets and employees.
Wang Lu, Vice President of Baidu, for instance, says: “We are inspired to create a better future for all through technology innovation, and are committed to sustainability across our business operations.”
While IKEA Group’s Pia Heidenmark Cook says: “IKEA Group wants to show that a transition to electric vehicles is possible, bringing benefits for both the global climate and the local environment around our stores.”
Using an electric range in your fleet operation will reduce fuel and maintenance costs, and will help to present your company as modern, green and environmentally friendly.
Recent BiK updates mean that they will also save your employees money when using an electric Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle. Company car drivers with a pure electric vehicle and zero emissions now pay zero company car or road tax.
EVs can also be exempt from congestion charges and can help your Corporate Social Responsibility and business sustainability.
The continued evolution of battery and charging technology means that you can now charge your vehicle at home, work or in public.
Jaguar Land Rover Wallboxes are easily installable at home, and can fully charge your I-PACE or Land Rover PHEV in as little as 2.75 hours depending on charging station capability.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme provides up to £350 towards the installation of a home charger point by an approved installer, too.
Offering EV charging at work is both a great morale booster for EV company car drivers, as well as a perfect way to incentivise more EV ownership in your workforce.
The UK is now home to five times the amount of public charging points as it was in 2015, according to recent Department of Transport statistics.
There are now more EV charging stations than fuel stations in the UK, with many more expected in the near future.