No Waste Left Behind, the Future in Sustainability

Unfortunately, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic are dropped into oceans every year. This takes up to 500 years to decompose and harms wildlife. Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to sustainable living and goal of zero waste led them to take actions into their own hands. The result is a new line of surfboards, created entirely from recycled plastic.

The recycled plastic in question is actually coming from early Jaguar Land Rover vehicle design models. Polyurethane is used when Jaguar Land Rover creates a life-size clay model of a vehicle at the beginning of the design process. After being used, the polymer is usually destroyed and the clay is recycled. Jaguar Land Rover wanted to ensure they were not using any waste, so the Polyurethane that was used to create the early designs is what is being recycled into the surfboards!

Jaguar Land Rover partnered with SkunkWorks Surf Co to create the surfboards. SkunkWorks Surf Co focuses on minimizing environmental impact, the same goal Jaguar Land Rover is working towards. The surfboards were then tested by surfer Lucy Campbell, English Women’s Open Surfing Champion, off the coast of Northern Ireland.

Campbell is currently competing globally and required specific dimensions for her custom made surfboard. “It has carbon fiber rails from the nose and a carbon strip from the tail for additional strength while allowing flex to push through high-intensity maneuvers.”

“When I first heard about this project I was so excited to be a part of it,” Campbell said. “The ocean is a big part of my life so helping to raise awareness of the need to preserve it is so important to me. I didn’t know much about the car design process and it’s been fascinating to learn about how Jaguar Land Rover is giving a ‘second life’ to its materials in this way. Getting out into the water and trying the board out for the first time was awesome.”

The surfboard made its first public debut last weekend at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest (a free-to-enter festival exploring the future of mobility) in London.

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Land Rover’s Newest Partners

Land Rover Dallas is excited to announce Land Rover’s partnership with start-ups Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT as part of the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator program, located in Portland, Oregon. These two start-ups will focus on personalizing consumer experiences and data security.

The Portland Tech Incubator program first opened in January of 2016. New start-up companies that work in automotive technology, connected car technologies, or mobility apply every quarter to partner with the program for six months. The program was initially expanded from the Jaguar Land Rover Open Software Technology Center that was established in July of 2014.

During the six month period, start-up companies have access to a variety of resources, support from Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering teams, mentorship, and a designated workspace within the Portland facilities.

“We’re excited to have Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT join our program, as we continue to explore heightening the security of transmitted data and creating customized experiences for Jaguar Land Rover customers,” Danielle Alexander, Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator General Manager, said. “We’re eager to collaborate with these two companies for the next six months as we see what opportunities there might be to apply these technologies for Jaguar Land Rover consumers in the future.”

SIMPLENIGHT works as a “global distribution platform for in-destination experiences including tours, dining, shows, events, attractions, transportation, nightlife, hotels and more.” SIMPLENIGHT has more than 500,000 bookable products all over the world.

Tyfone’s patented SideCard product brings the security of credit card chips to mobile phone payments. SideCard give customers access to “the highest level of security sufficient for militias grade applications without the need for complex passwords and enrollment.”

Jaguar Land Rover is excited to partner and collaborate with Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT over the next six months. Over the next decade The Portland Tech Incubator program plans to work with 120 start-up companies.

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Adventure to Namibia & Utah

Land Rover Dallas is so excited to announce Land Rover’s new adventure travel experiences in Namibia, Africa and Utah! Both Land rover Experiences will feature the new Discovery.

“Adventure plays a key part in what makes for an exhilarating drive – whether it be an iconic road trip or on the road-less-traveled,” Mark Cameron, Jaguar Land Rover Global Experiential Marking Director, said. “To do this from behind the wheel of the new Discovery makes it unique. These self-drive adventures will offer an exceptional driving experience where our customers will get the chance to push the vehicle to its limits and enjoy unforgettable surroundings.”

The Land Rover Namibia Adventure will go over eight days, starting October 14, 2017. The experience starts with a briefing of the new Discovery to be sure guests know the vehicle they will be driving through Africa. Guests will be able to view Africa’s wildlife and breathtaking views. The road trip will mainly focus on visiting popular sites.

Guests will see sand dunes, Etosha National Park, and where Namib desert meets the South Atlantic Ocean, making for some incredible photographs. The Land Rover Namibia Adventure will cost about $5,600 per person. This includes all driving activities, meals, accommodations, and airport transfers.

The Land Rover Utah Adventure will go over five days, starting October 17, 2017. The experience challenges guests’ driving skills while experiencing incredible scenery. The first day of the experience will be a training day to prep guests on the drive through the Seven Mile Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, and the Hells Revenge Trails.

The Arches National Park, red rocks, and canyon lands lead to an experience you will never forget. The Land Rover Utah Adventure will cost about $6,000 per person. This includes all driving activities, meals, accommodations, and airport transfers.

Both the Namibia and Utah Adventures are sure to be incredible!

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Making Waves Towards Sustainable Energy

At Land Rover Dallas we are excited to announce Jaguar Land Rover’s partnership with sustainability experts, ClimateCare! ClimateCare’s goal is to being safe and clean solar technology to rural communities in Kenya. The program, ‘Lighting up Lives,’ specifically aims to target children and their education.

Jaguar Land Rover believes that renewable solar powered energy is an affordable alternative to the use of kerosene light. Kerosene can create hazardous indoor pollutants which makes it one of the largest causes of premature death in all of Africa. Jaguar Land Rover believes that implementing ‘Lighting up Lives’ will improve the education in the children of the rural communities, which will then give women greater opportunities to learn and work, and the living conditions will be safer and healthier.

Many of the children in these communities can only work on their schoolwork during daylight hours because they have no access to any sort of electricity. With the implementation of the ‘Lighting up Lives’ program, children are able to complete their schoolwork and be able to spend more time looking upon the faces of their families.

“This exciting new venture is exactly the type of program that Jaguar Land Rover wants to lead on in the future,” Helen McLintock, Jaguar Land Rover Director, said. “Using technology for good and supporting the power of engineering to improve lives and help to build a cleaner future. Our purpose is to make responsible business relevant to everyone. By sharing our skills, our technology, our people and our passions we can make a difference to people’s lives and prosperity.”

Recently, Jaguar Land Rover announced they would be moving to 100% renewable energy at all of their United Kingdom facilities. Keeping to their word, Jaguar Land Rover has installed the largest group of rooftop solar panels in the United Kingdom at their Engine Manufacturing Center.

We are proud to be a part of Jaguar Land Rover and their goal to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live. We aim to make a difference, not only in our own community, but in communities around the world.

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Jaguar Land Rover Steals the Show

Jaguar Land Rover made a splash at the Shanghai Motor Show in Shanghai, China! The Land Rover Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept made their Chinese debut.

In 2016, Jaguar Land Rover sold almost 120,000 vehicles in China, Jaguar Land Rover’s largest single market. After being a part of the Chinese market for just over a decade, Jaguar Land Rover has over 200 operational retailers, a Land Rover Experience Center, 10 apprentice training programs, and 3 training academies.

“Jaguar Land Rover is a technology company, creating world-class premium cars. Today, we have unveiled two revolutionary new vehicles – the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept,” Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said. “Jaguar Land Rover constantly pushes the boundaries and this spirit is embodied in both of these vehicles. China is of huge importance to us. It is our largest single market and over the past seven years our success and brand influence have been strong not just in terms of sales but in the facilities we have built here and the jobs we have created.”

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar will be built exclusively in the United Kingdom and will be made of Jaguar Land Rover’s incredible lightweight aluminum intensive architecture. The Range Rover Velar will be powered by the latest ultra-clean UK-built Ingenium engines.

The Jaguar I-PACE is Jaguar’s first concept of a performance SUV. Engineers and designers have worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that does compromise Jaguar’s outstanding luxury or performance. The Jaguar I-PACE Concept promises a long-distance range, incredible performance, and quick charging times.

In addition to the reveal of the new vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover has plans to increase the capacity of their Changshu plant by 70,000 vehicles. They also plan to expand existing facilities (like the body shop) and build a new trim and final shop. Currently, the Jaguar XF Long wheelbase, Land Rover Discovery, and Range Rover Evoque are all built at the Changshu plant.