10 WAYS JAGUAR IS GOING GREEN
Jaguar's forward-thinking range of models
Recycling, fuel economy, improved production techniques and sustainability are all at the heart of Jaguar’s forward-thinking range of models.
1. USE IT AGAIN
For the all-new XJ, 50 per cent of the body structure is made from recycled aluminium. This means a potential saving of 3.3 tonnes of CO2 for each new XJ produced, compared to a car using 100 per cent new aluminium. The XK also uses recycled aluminium in its chassis.
2. MATERIAL WORLD
Aluminium isn’t the only recycled material being used in new Jaguars. The wheel arch liners on the XF, and the boot-lid trim, rear-seat trim board and battery tray on the new XJ are all made from recycled polypropylene.
3. RACING GREEN HEARTS
Jaguar’s new 3-litre twin sequential turbocharged AJ-V6D Gen III diesels set the standard in efficiency and refinement. In the XF, the 275PS version produces just 179 g/km of CO2 (184 g/km in the new XJ). And Jaguar’s new diesels already meet the forthcoming EU5 emissions regulations ahead of their 2011 introduction.
4. REDUCING WASTE
Jaguar’s factories are producing much less waste. Between 2004 and 2008 the volume dropped by 48 per cent. Energy consumption has also been cut by an impressive 49 per cent in the past five years, while water usage is down by a remarkable 70 per cent.
5. LETTING THE TRAIN TAKE THE STRAIN
Building a railhead terminal adjacent to Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich assembly plant means fewer transporters on the road delivering export cars to the docks at Southampton. From 2003 – when the terminal was opened – to 2013, it’s predicted that Jaguar’s move to train transportation will take a staggering 11 million truck miles off Britain’s road network.
6. END OF THE ROAD
Every Jaguar model is designed to be 95 per cent recyclable or reusable at the end of its life. And, with every XJ built since 2003 – and XKs from 2006 – 100 per cent of their aluminium can be recycled.
7. ELIMINATING THE HAZARDOUS
Jaguar is moving to eliminate any hazardous substances from every component used in its cars. In the all new XJ, all mercury has been removed. Jaguar has also eliminated the protective coating hexavalent chromium, and replaced it with a non-hazardous finish.
8. A THIN VENEER
That essential luxury ingredient favoured by so many Jaguar owners – natural wood – isn’t produced using a thick plank of walnut or oak. That would be unnecessarily heavy and wasteful. It’s a veneer bonded to a lightweight sub-structure, typically made from recycled composites or aluminium. The veneers used are sourced from certified well-managed, continually replenished forests.
9. A BLUEPRINT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Jaguar’s new Training Academy in Warwick was devised as a blueprint for energy-efficient solutions in buildings. With rainwater harvesting tanks, solar/thermal heating, solar water heating and high-efficiency lighting, it’s estimated the improvements will save more than 275 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
10. LIFECYCLE SUSTAINABILITY
Jaguar’s single-minded focus on sustainability throughout a car’s life has been recognised by the VCA organisation with the award of its highly coveted ISO14040 certification for the new XJ. This recognises the ecological balance of a car by considering its environmental impact through every stage of its lifecycle.