Jaguar’s electric I-Pace SUV is joining the extensive WeKnowGroup luxury chauffeur service, with 50 I-Paces joining the fleet this summer.
Jaguar has already stated that 50 per cent of I-Pace sales will be to business users as they lap up the potential savings from running an electric Jaguar. But it’s not just I-Paces for company directors who want to cut their BIK costs that’s driving sales of the I-Pace.
Jaguar has already announced a deal with Waymo for the I-Pace which will see self-driving Jaguars on the road in the next couple of years, and now they’ve done a deal with WeKnowGroup to deliver up to 200 I-Pace for their luxury chauffeur service operations at Heathrow.
Starting this summer, WeKnowGroup – which already has the biggest fleet of chauffeur Jaguars in the UK – will be adding the I-Pace to its fleet, with 50 cars being delivered straight away and another 150 on option.
With a relatively compact size for its relatively spacious interior making it less cumbersome in traffic, a range of around 300 miles and mainly serene silence when travelling, this deal is going to do Jaguar’s sales of the I-Pace no harm whatsoever as it’s seen, and used, by potential buyers trawling from London to Heathrow and back in the I-Pace.
Peter Buchanan, WeKnowGroup boss, said:
This is a significant step change in our successful, decades-long relationship with Heathrow where we operate arrivals desks in all terminals, to assist thousands of travellers every year. We provide transport as well as a broad range of other services including entertainment, hotel rooms, tours, attractions and telecoms products.
Today’s agreement also extends our deep, long-standing relationship with Jaguar which has allowed us to proudly claim that we run the largest chauffeured executive Jaguar fleet in the UK.
With deals like this coming in for the I-Pace, the only question it really raises is whether there is enough production capacity to fulfill ‘private’ sales too. But, as problems go, it’s not a bad one to have.
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