31 August 2023

  • JLR’s UK road freight vehicle fleet to be replaced with over 220 bio-fuel and electric HGVs
  • The new fleet will be fully operational by April 2024 and will reduce annual CO2e emissions on UK roads by 8,433 tonnes, the equivalent of planting 350,000 trees
  • Initiative is part of JLR's SBTi commitment to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% and scope 3 emissions by 54% by 2030 under the company’s Reimagine strategy

Gaydon, UK, 31 August 2023: JLR, the luxury car manufacturer, is reducing the CO2e emissions of its UK road freight fleet by transitioning to a combination of battery power, Bio-CNG and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) powered HGVs. 

The switch is being executed, in collaboration with DHL and will achieve a minimum CO2e saving of 85% per HGV, on goods moving between JLR’s manufacturing centres, suppliers, and retailers in the UK. JLR has recently renewed its freight services contract with DHL for three years, continuing a 15-year collaboration.

The fleet will also use larger 15.6 metre trailers instead of the current 13.6 metre trailers, cutting weekly travel by over 3,500 miles, reducing annual CO2e emissions by a further 254 tonnes. Once fully operational, this will reduce JLR’s overall road freight emissions by 84%, saving 8,433 tonnes of carbon annually. It would require approximately 350,000 trees to absorb the equivalent volume of CO2e. 

JLR x DHL Low-Emissions HGVs
JLR x DHL Low-Emissions HGVs
JLR x DHL Branding
JLR x DHL Branding

The project is part of JLR’s focus on building a sustainable industrial ecosystem consisting of clean energy, innovation through collaboration with suppliers and the introduction of advanced AI technology to enable efficient monitoring and management of the supply chain. This approach allows better business resilience, improved scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and contributes to a more stable and productive supply chain.

JLR aims to reduce its CO2e emissions by 46% across SBTi scope 1 and 2, and by 54% across its SBTi scope 3 by 2030, leading JLR to achieve carbon net zero by 2039. 

Electrification and net zero emissions are central pillars of our Reimagine strategy to become a sustainable luxury business and we’re looking at every aspect of our supply chain to achieve that. By expanding our use of best-in class electric and alternative fuel vehicles here in the UK, we’re continuing our journey to improve air quality and reduce emissions.

Levent Yuksel
Freight Operations Director, JLR

We are delighted to be an essential partner in JLR’s accelerating transition to become a sustainable luxury business. Together we are championing alternative fuel solutions, demonstrating to industry peers that we can deliver carbon savings throughout supply chains without negatively impacting financial ambitions.

Mike Bristow
Managing Director, Manufacturing Logistics, DHL Supply Chain

Further information

Media Enquiries:

JLR Media: 

E: jlrmedia@jaguarlandrover.com 

T: +44 (0) 2475 361000 

Francis Robertson-Marriott

Global External Corporate Communications Officer

E: frobert4@jaguarlandrover.com  

Notes to Editors

JLR and DHL have been collaborating for 15 years and this relationship will continue over the next three years, utilising a combined fleet of low emissions HGVs to help improve air quality in the UK and reduce CO2e emissions. JLR and DHL are currently working together to further explore opportunities to make freight greener.

Research outlines that the average sized tree in the UK absorbs 25kg of CO2e per year. This average has been used to calculate the number of trees needed to offset the same number of emissions saved by introducing this fleet of low emissions HGVs. 

About JLR:

JLR’s Reimagine strategy is delivering a sustainability-rich vision of modern luxury by design.

We are transforming our business to become carbon net zero across our supply chain, products, and operations by 2039. We have set a roadmap to reduce emissions across our own operations and value chains by 2030 through approved, science-based targets. Electrification is central to this strategy and before the end of the decade our Range Rover, Discovery, Defender collections will each have a pure electric model, while Jaguar will be entirely electric. 

At heart we are a British company, with two design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an engine manufacturing centre, and a battery assembly centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria, and Slovakia, as well as seven technology hubs across the globe.   

JLR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited, part of Tata Sons.