Jaguar has announced an exclusive electric car sharing pilot scheme for the residents of major luxury apartments in Leeds and Manchester as part of its plan to redefine the future of car ownership in urban cities.
The exclusive mobility scheme by the British auto giant has been launched in collaboration with the UK’s top Build to Rent developer Moda Living. The initial plans will be rolling out in two of Moda’s luxury apartments — Angel Gardens in Manchester and New York Square in Leeds.
With the shared economy gaining traction among the younger generations, Jaguar believes its all-electric I-Pace will prove to be the perfect vehicle to offer a luxurious and environment-friendly transport solution to a modern, on-demand lifestyle.
Rawdon Glover, Managing Director of Jaguar said: “At Jaguar, we are carefully considering every aspect of our client journey as we progress to an all-electric luxury company from 2025. As we explore alternatives to direct car ownership, this scheme provides a client centred mobility solution with on-demand concierge access to the all-electric I-Pace.
“Future Jaguar clients are continually looking for alternatives to car purchasing and we will closely monitor the success of this initiative and consider expanding across major cities around the world.”
This exclusive car-sharing pilot allows residents to experience the future of mobility by booking an I-Pace for up to 48 hours through a specialised Jaguar scheduling platform. Each booking comes with a full suite of services, including insurance, charging costs, and maintenance, all managed by a 24-hour concierge team at each residence.
Jaguar said that this exclusive venture with Moda Living symbolises a significant milestone in the company’s transformation, positioning the brand at the intersection of luxury and innovation.
The British manufacturer became one of the first companies to challenge Tesla in the premium electric car sector with the I-Pace, launched in 2018. The SUV has won more than 90 awards since its debut, including a historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards, winning the World Car of the Year, World Car Design and World Green Car titles.
Reviewing the I-Pace at ev.tips, we found it to be genuinely fun to drive, with an added style, space, comfort, top tech and off-road capability combining together into a winning package.
It steers swiftly and precisely, rides nicely and offers remarkable amounts of grip and traction, and boasts a top-speed of 124mph and a WLTP range of a commendable 292 miles. And if you’ve got a wallpoint at home it will charge overnight, otherwise a 100kW rapid charging point will add up to 78 miles of range in 15 minutes.