Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest car manufacturer, declared an agreement on 9 March with supplier EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources, up to March 2020.
Jaguar Land Rover’s electricity supply is now backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO), meaning a proportion of EDF Energy’s renewable energy is ring-fenced specifically for the company. The company has also already delivered a more than 38% reduction in energy per vehicle produced, compared to 2007.
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.”