She National Exhibition Center Birmingham (United Kingdom) will host one of the largest charging centers for electric vehicles in Europe, consisting of a total of 180 points. The facility is located at the heart of the Midlands motorway network, close to the offices and manufacturing plants of the JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) group.
For this reason, Jaguar provides direct support to the project: in the month of August, a fleet of 32 units of crossover The electric I-Pace is simultaneously charged with the purpose of testing the infrastructure regarding energy distribution. The complex was recently inaugurated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt.
In general, the central houses 16 fast chargers of 300 kW of direct current which serves 30 stations and 150 7 kW alternating current charging points. The electrical energy used comes from renewable sources, including a canopy of solar panels. Owners of Jaguar vehicles can access the facilities through the Jaguar Charging app.
Currently, the only electric car sold by the British manufacturer is the proper I-Pace; However, in the middle of the decade the company will make a 180º turn in its strategy with the launch of three models (a four-door grand tourer, a representative sedan successor to the fireproof XJ and a crossover) designed to fight Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati and Porsche among other luxury brands.
Jaguar will be a 100% electric brand by the middle of the decade
Land Rover, for its part, will be divided into three subbrands: Finding, defenders y Range Rover. A priori, the various SUVs that make up its range will receive electric versions in the coming years, although most of them will continue to offer similar internal combustion engines.
“At Jaguar we are getting closer to becoming a fully electric vehicle company and one of the leaders in providing customer-oriented solutions that enable fast and easy charging” expressed Rawdon Glover, Managing Director of Jaguar after the inauguration.
“We are therefore delighted to be working with The EV Network on a project that will greatly improve the availability of public chargers of electric vehicles at the heart of the Midlands motorway network and close to some of our facilities ».