Jaguar will partner with the COP26 climate talks, to be held in a few months time in Glasgow, and will transport dignitaries and world leaders in a fleet of electric vehicles, including the Jaguar I-Pace SUV.
The marque, synonymous with Britain, will use the two week conference to showcase its all-electric models. The conference is expected to attract as many as 120 world leaders, including US president Joe Biden, Queen Elizabeth and Pope Francis who have all confirmed that they will attend the talks.
The COP26 talks, the first held for two years, will bring together negotiators and delegates from around the world, and as hosts, the UK governments hopes to use the conference as a platform for driving accelerated action on climate change and efforts to slash global greenhouse gas emissions.
Jaguar will supply the event with a fleet of all-electric vehicles, that will transport leaders to and from the venue hosting the UN climate talks.
Jaguar has provided similar fleet services to previous events held in the United Kingdom, including meetings of the G7, and said that it would source vehicles from existing fleets so as to minimize the environmental footprint of the fleet serving COP26.
President of the COP26 talks, former British secretary of state for business, energy and industrial energy, Alok Sharma, said that Jaguar was the right pick as a partner for the conference, given its commitments to zero emissions transport.
“Jaguar Land Rover …. 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,” he said.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bolloré said the company would be able to showcase the progress made in its ‘reimagine’ business strategy as part of its pivot to electric vehicles, and its plan to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036.
“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.”