Jaguar Land Rover will be providing a fleet of electrified vehicles to world leaders and delegates attending COP26 summit, including the multi-award-winning all-electric performance SUV, Jaguar I-PACE, as leaders and their teams travel to and from the venue.
As part of its new global strategy, 'Reimagine', Jaguar Land Rover aims to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039, according to a press statement issued in Doha by Alfardan Premier Motors Co, the official retailer of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in Qatar.
The company has committed to a 1.5-degree aligned science-based target to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and supporting the UNFCCC Race to Zero, the statement noted.
Jaguar Land Rover has a successful history in similar events, including the recent G7 summit in the UK. The vehicles have all been sourced from existing fleets in the UK, helping ensure that the carbon footprint remains low.
Welcoming them to the COP26 family, COP26 president-designate Alok Sharma said: “Jaguar Land Rover is an iconic British brand with a proven track record. They are showing climate leadership in their field with award-winning electric vehicles, and I am delighted these will be used by world leaders in Glasgow.
“I look forward to working with Jaguar Land Rover and all our partners ahead of the summit as we ensure a successful and inclusive COP26.”
Thierry Bollore, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, added: “We are delighted to partner with COP26 and provide a fleet of all-electric vehicles, including Jaguar I-PACE performance SUVs, to deliver zero-emission transport at the summit.
“Sustainability is at the core of our business strategy, 'Reimagine', which enables us to focus on becoming net carbon zero by 2039, as the creator of the world’s most desirable modern luxury vehicles.”