- The Munich Taxi Centre (MTZ) has launched a fleet of 10 Jaguar I-PACEs
- Inspired and supported by ADAC Südbayern and the city of Munich as part of the “E-Taxi“ project
- The I-PACE’s characteristics make it perfectly suited to zero-emission, low-noise city driving
- The space, pace and grace afforded by the I-PACE mean that passengers will experience taxi journeys like never before
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 August 2018 – Jaguar Land Rover CEO Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth handed over 10 all-electric Jaguar I-PACEs to the Munich Taxi Centre. In the presence of Munich’s mayor Josef Schmid (CSU) and Dr. Gerd Ennser (chairman of ADAC Südbayern), the I-PACE fleet lined-up in front of the Munich Opera House. This historic announcement marks the beginning of a new chapter for the German taxi industry.
The electric Jaguars provide taxi customers in Munich with a new and sustainable mode of transport: silent, comfortable and with zero emissions.
“Its generous spaciousness, sturdiness and efficient powertrain make the I-PACE an ideal vehicle for the taxi business“, said Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth at the handover ceremony. “It is a new type of vehicle for a new type of mobility and at Jaguar Land Rover we are delighted to join with the city of Munich and ADAC in the ‘E-Taxi Project’ to launch the first all-electric taxi fleet in Germany.”
From August, the new Jaguar taxis will be available for customers to hail on the streets of Munich. Wearing their full traditional taxi livery, the Jaguar I-PACEs* will be driven by specially trained drivers, who are hugely excited at the prospect of switching to electric.
Gregor Beiner said: “Our drivers received special training for the electric drive and specific Jaguar features. We are especially looking forward to the comfort of the “one-pedal operation“ and the silent driving, as well as the instant acceleration of an EV car.”
The Jaguar I-PACE has been designed to decelerate in most situations without the use of the brake pedal, while at the same time feeding energy back into the battery.
Used on 24-hours shifts, the I-PACEs* will be charged at five fast-charging stations installed at the depot of the Munich Taxi Centre. “We will implement a schedule with five cars in service and the other five being charged“, explains Beiner, who also expects a cost advantage from his new EV fleet through the low service and running costs.
Thanks to competitive resale values and running costs over the entire life cycle, the I-PACE* – which is offered to private customers for prices starting from €77,850 – is an attractive alternative both for private and business customers, as well as for companies wishing to lower their CO2 footprint and fleet costs. In Germany newly registered EVs will also benefit from a 10-year vehicle tax exemption.
Jaguar designers have taken full advantage of the car’s compact electric drive unit and new levels of space afforded. In the rear, three taxi customers can enjoy 890 mm of legroom, with the 656-litre boot being spacious enough for large amounts of luggage.
The 90kWh Lithium-Ion battery* – for which Jaguar gives an 8-year warranty – allows a range of 470 km* (in the WLTP cycle). On a 100 kW DC quick-charging station, it takes 40 minutes* for the battery to receive an 80 per cent charge.
Consumption and emission figures
*Consumption figures: Electricity consumption of Jaguar I-PACE EV400 with 294 kW (400 PS), combined: 24.2-21.2 kWh/100km**; CO2 emission during operation, combined: 0 g/km (as per VO (EG) Nr. 692 / 2007).
**The range of the specified figures results from the 4 stages of the WLTP cycle. The better figure represents the driving situation with the most economical trim level, while the worse figure represents the driving situation with the least economical trim level.
Consumption and emission figures for Jaguar XE, XF, XJ, F-TYPE, E-PACE, F-PACE, I-PACE, including R and SVR models:
Fuel consumption in combined test cycle (WLTP):
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR 5.0 Liter V8: 11.9 l/100km – Jaguar XE E-Performance: 3.8 l/100km
Electricity consumption in combined test cycle (WLTP): I-PACE EV400: 21.2 kWh/100km
CO2 emissions in combined test cycle:
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR 5.0 Liter V8: 272 g/km – Jaguar I-PACE EV400: 0 g/km (during operation)
*Consumption figures for E-PACE
The data for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption were established in accordance with Directive VO(EG) 692/2008 on the basis of the new WLTP test cycle, and recalculated to NEDC figures.
For further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars please refer to the ’Guide to the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new passenger cars’ which is available for free from all Jaguar and Land Rover dealers, and from the Jaguar Land Rover Deutschland GmbH. The Guide is also available on the Internet at www.dat.de.
Jaguar’s heritage of elegant design and breathtaking performance has excited and delighted the world for more than 80 years. Today’s world-class Jaguar family embodies the Art of Performance and will grow again in 2018 with the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV, joining the remarkable, much admired and award-winning XE, XF and XJ saloons, the dramatic F-TYPE sports car, the F-PACE performance crossover – the fastest-selling Jaguar ever – and the all-new E-PACE compact performance SUV.