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Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover loans vehicles to British Red Cross

2020 Land Rover Defender

Jaguar Land Rover has deployed more than 160 vehicles to support emergency response organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.

This includes issuing 57 vehicles – including 26 new Defenders - to the British Red Cross to deliver medicine and food to vulnerable people across the UK.

JLR has also offered its research and engineering expertise to the UK government, as well as digital engineering and design, printing of 3D models and prototypes, machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science support.

Finbar McFall, customer experience director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The health and safety of our employees, customers and their families remains our priority.

“Jaguar and Land Rover will do everything we can to support people in need around the world.

“Our partnership with the Red Cross goes back 65 years and we will work hand in hand with them to do all we can during this global health emergency.

“We will also provide help to those closer to home in our local communities. We can all play a part in helping the vulnerable during this global pandemic.”

As well as helping the British Red Cross, JLR teams in France, Spain, South Africa and Australia have also loaned vehicles to their Red Cross societies and more markets are offering help to their local teams.

The company now has fleets of vehicles available due to the postponement of launch events.

Land Rover has worked with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for more than 65 years, helping communities prepare and respond to emergencies with disaster-preparedness projects around the world.

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