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March 9, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover renews renewable sources electricity deal

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover said it had agreed a new deal with EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources up to March 2020.

Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover said it had agreed a new deal with EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources up to March 2020.

The automaker’s electricity supply is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO), meaning a proportion of the supplier’s renewable energy is ring-fenced specifically for the company. The REGO scheme certifies the proportion of supply that comes from renewable generation – 100% in this case.

Ian Harnett, executive director of human resources and global purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Our future is low-carbon, clean and efficient. Our programme to reduce our burden on the National Grid doesn’t end here: we seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minimise our carbon emissions.

“Our aim is to give our customers an assurance that the company’s electricity will come from renewable sources: those being in addition to the solar array at our Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, one of the largest rooftop installations in Europe.”

Béatrice Bigois, managing director of customers, EDF Energy, said: “[We are] pleased to announce that we will continue to supply Jaguar Land Rover with 100% renewable electricity for the next three years.”

JLR’s latest annual sustainability report, just published, shows the automaker claims:

  • 32% reduction in European fleet average tailpipe CO2 emissions (2015 compared to 2007)
  • More than 38% reduction in energy per vehicle produced, compared to 2007 (UK manufacturing)
  • GBP3bn spent on technology, design, engineering and manufacturing
  • In the year to April 2016 more than 50,000 tonnes of press shop aluminium waste reclaimed enough to make around 200,000 Jaguar XE bodyshells. Consequent reduction of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • New buildings designed to achieve the highest standards

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