1 March 2024

  • JLR announces exciting new off-grid energy projects able to produce enough renewable energy to power 44,500* homes a year in the UK
  • Part of global renewables strategy which aims to deliver over a third of JLR’s global electricity requirements through onsite and near site renewables.
  • Strategy includes targeted solar projects set to increase self-generated electricity capability by 16%
  • Work starts this year on the first three UK solar projects in Gaydon, Halewood, Merseyside and EPMC, Wolverhampton
  • Plans will increase resilience to energy supply issues and reduce exposure to market volatility, as well as support JLR’s long-term goal of net zero emissions across its entire operations by 2039 as part of its Reimagine strategy

JLR today announced it will generate more than a quarter of its UK electricity** from new onsite and near site renewable energy projects, slashing energy bills and reducing reliance on grid energy.

The plans form part of its global renewable strategy, which aims to increase self-generated energy to 36.4% of its global consumption by 2030.

JLR’s new off-grid energy projects aim to produce almost 120 Mega Watts (MW) of renewable energy at their peak, enough to power nearly 44,500 homes or charge 2.7 million I-PACE batteries annually.

Central to these plans is the installation of a variety of solar types designed to maximise the unique qualities of each of JLR’s global sites, initially focussing on key manufacturing and non-production locations in the UK, including its Halewood plant in Merseyside, the newly named Electric Propulsion Manufacturing Centre (EPMC) in Wolverhampton, and its Gaydon headquarters.

A mix of rooftop and ground-mounted panels, as well as solar car ports to power processes and electric car charging, will boost self-generated energy capability from solar by 16%. All sites will retain import grid connections to ensure security of supply.

Work is now underway to deliver these projects with the first three scheduled for completion by the end of 2026. Planning is already granted for an 18.2MW ground-mounted solar array at the company's headquarters in Gaydon. Combined with a roof-mounted solar array already onsite, the electricity generated will provide the facility with around 40% of its energy needs.

Self-generated solar capacity at the EPMC will increase by a staggering 145% through the expansion of existing rooftop arrays to generate 18.9 MW, enough power to cover 37% of the site’s total consumption.

JLR is committed to managing its net zero energy transition against the challenging backdrop of volatile energy prices. We are working hard as a business to improve our energy efficiency across our entire global operations. These new projects will diversify our energy portfolio, to reduce our reliance on Grid electricity and help us to reduce our energy bills. The steps we are taking further support our ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2039, and to hit our mid-term science-based targets along the way.

Francois Dossa, JLR Strategy & Sustainability Executive Director

JLR has already rolled out energy efficiency projects across the business, reducing emissions by 26% in 2023 compared to 2020. A total of 53 energy optimisation projects were successfully implemented in the last year with savings in CO2e of 10.9kt, equivalent to 5,450,000 fire extinguishers.

JLR is also piloting a global smart energy metering system at its manufacturing sites with the support of a strategic partner, while continuing to purchase 100% renewable-backed electricity for all core UK operations.

Combined, these additional efficiency measures, renewable initiatives, grid decarbonisation and degasification projects, will deliver JLR’s goal to cut carbon emissions across its operations by 46% by 2030.

This announcement is a further example of JLR accelerating delivery of its Reimagine strategy, ensuring sustainability is at the heart of the business, aligned with parent company Tata Sons' ambition to become one of the most sustainable business groups in the world.

Further information

* Based on a "typical household" 2-3 people in a 2-3 bed house using 2.7 MWh of electricity a year as calculated by Ofgem 
** The company uses approximately 440k MWh of electricity in the UK per year and approximately 546k MWh of electricity globally per year
3.6% of JLR’s global energy consumption currently comes from self-generated renewables.

UK Grid decarbonisation improvements have delivered a 22% grid carbon intensity reduction since 2020 with 42% of this total consumed from green sources, aspirations to deliver a further 65% by 2030    - *Source data from National Grid ESO current Carbon intensity of the grid.

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Notes to Editors

Jaguar Land Rover’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.   

Jaguar Land Rover is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Limited, part of Tata Sons.