Jaguar Land Rover is ‘Lighting up Lives’

Jaguar Land Rover is excited to announce their partnership with sustainability experts ClimateCare! Their goal is bring safe and clean solar technology to rural communities in Kenya. The program, titled ‘Lighting up Lives,’ specifically wants to target children and their education.

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.

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.

“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.”

Jaguar Land Rover recently announced they would be moving to 100% renewable energy for its United Kingdom facilities. Following up with that announcement, Jaguar Land Rover has installed the largest array of rooftop solar panels in the United Kingdom at their Engine Manufacturing Center.

Jaguar Land Rover is striving to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live. They believe in making a difference not just in their own community, but in communities all over the world.

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Ellie Goulding Debuts Range Rover Velar

The all-new Range Rover Velar has officially made its United States debut! The Range Rover Velar debuted at a live performance on April 11 by British pop superstar Elli Goulding at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center in New York. The show was set to reveal the all-new Range Rover Velar before it would be auctioned off at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala later that week.

“I have always been a big Range Rover fan, and it was a pleasure to be a part of its launch here in the US,” Goulding said. “Even more rewarding to be supporting a local charity that improves over 10,000 lives every year in one of my favorite cities.”

The auction took place on April 13 before the start of the 2017 New York International Auto Show. It is only fitting that the all-new Range Rover Velar be auctioned off in New York since the New York-Metropolitan area is the world’s largest Range Rover market. The winner of the auction will be able to be one of the first customers to have an all-new Range Rover Velar delivered.

The benefactor of the proceeds from the gala is the East Side House Settlement. This non-profit organization serves the Bronx and north ManhattaLandn by providing social services and education. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC was proud to serve as the sole sponsor for the gala for the second time. In 2016, a First Edition Jaguar F-PACE was auctioned off for $101,000. Nearly $500,000 was raised to support the East Side House Settlement.

The all-new Range Rover Velar, and fourth member of the Range Rover family, was designed to fill the space between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. It is now available to be ordered and is expected to be available for deliveries to the United States late summer 2017.

For more information on the all-new Range Rover Velar, contact us at Land Rover Frisco! We can’t wait to tell you more!