Unprecedented deal signed between NHS and Jaguar Land Rover

(From L to R) Claire Watson-Brown, National Contract Hire & Public Sector Manager, Jaguar Land Rover UK; Rebecca Preston, Divisional General Manager – Fleet Solutions, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; David Hanson, Managing Director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; and Andrew Jago, General Manager, Fleet & Business, Jaguar Land Rover UK.

Jaguar Land Rover UK and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have confirmed a fleet of 700 Jaguar I-PACE vehicles for public sector staff across the country.

The agreement via Northumbria Healthcare’s NHS Fleet Solutions, will give staff from more than 200 organisations access to lease the Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE over a three-year period.

Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare, said, “We are delighted to be working with Jaguar Land Rover UK; this is a great deal for NHS and public sector staff and delivers genuine benefit to our patients. To have a fleet of cars that are fully electric demonstrates our on-going commitment to making decisions that reduce our impact on the environment and help us become greener.”

Reigning ‘Car of the Year’, the zero emissions Jaguar I-PACE SUV complements the NHS’ ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and be more sustainable.

Claire Watson-Brown, National Contract Hire & Public Sector Manager, Jaguar Land Rover UK, said, “We are very proud to provide NHS and Public Sector staff with this fleet of Jaguar I-PACEs. The I-PACE demonstrates our latest electric vehicle technology, developed here in the UK to deliver clean, sustainable and efficient transport.”

The fleet of I-PACEs will be available to public sector staff at organisations that are signed up to NHS Fleet Solutions from April 2020. Employees will pay for their vehicles via salary sacrifice.