Jaguar Land Rover has installed 166 EV charge points at its Gaydon engineering base, for use by its employees and visitors. The huge roll-out demonstrates the British company’s commitment to electric vehicles, with workplace charging becoming increasingly common.
The smart charge points have been installed by NewMotion, and are 7 kW units. Powered by 100% renewable electricity, guests will be able to charge when visiting, and the cost-neutral points are available to use by all staff.
Jaguar’s I-Pace makes up the company’s only pure-electric model currently, and Land Rover offers the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new points are designed to make charging at work easier, and encourage the uptake of plug-in cars.
Mick Cameron, Head of e-Mobility at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Every new Jaguar and Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice. We have already introduced a portfolio of electrified products across our model ranges, including fully electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid (MHEV) vehicles.
“The Jaguar I-Pace, Jaguar’s first premium battery electric vehicle, arrived in showrooms in March 2018 and has since won 55 international awards including European Car of the Year 2019. We hope that by providing a network of electric charging points to staff and visitors at our Gaydon engineering centre we can help encourage the uptake of alternative fuels amongst our employees.”