‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Taking “green” to a whole new level, Jaguar is crunching up its electric I-Pace models to recycle them into new cars.Early, pre-production I-Pace prototypes were broken down as part of a pilot project to assess the possibility of closed-loop production within Jaguar and Land Rover production facilities. The project hopes to recover aluminum from the vehicles, which will be reformed into new, high-grade metal to make new vehicles.This will keep the material completely within the company’s processes from when a vehicle is first built; to when a new one is made from its recycled content. Jaguar Prior to crushing, the vehicles’ batteries were removed and put into a second-life process that Jaguar Land Rover is also developing. The rest of the cars’ scrap was sorted using high-tech sensors, and the aluminum was collected out, melted and reformed.The recycled aluminum is being tested by scientists at Brunel University, who are conducting strength and purity tests to confirm it can be used for new vehicles.When the project operates at full capacity, it is expected to reduce the CO2 impact of production and also the amount of virgin aluminum required to build new vehicles. In 2014, the Jaguar XE was the world’s first vehicle to use an aluminum alloy containing up to 75 per cent recycled aluminum for its body panels.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A Jaguar I-Pace having its battery removed Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos RELATED TAGSJaguarLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSustainable Design As vehicles in large shared fleets are retired, Jaguar Land Rover may be able to recover, de-pollute and shred them in large enough quantities to use the recycled aluminum within its own facilities—making new vehicles specifically from those it built and sold years before. advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A Jaguar I-Pace next to a pallet of recycled aluminum Jaguar The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The company currently uses 180,000 tonnes of aluminum in its factories each year. It is one of the most widely-recycled materials available, and 75 per cent of all aluminum ever produced is still around.