THE Prince of Wales paid little attention to his concerns about the environment. So he put his money on his mouth – and bought a $ 107,000 Jaguar I-Pace.
He tested one of the Tesla Model S cars from the tech entrepreneur Elon Musk earlier this year.
But the 69-year-old opted instead for a fully electric Jaguar.
According to the Sunday Times, the car he chose has been slightly modified.
He reportedly asked to be painted in Loire Blue – a color that is not listed as publicly available.
Prince Charles picks up the keys later this week.
Reportedly, an electric charging station has already been installed in his private home, Clarence House in London.
The new Jaguar is the latest addition to its green collection of energy-saving lamps, solar panels and non-plastic accessories spread over the Royals palette collection.
It also joins the existing line-up of the Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Range-Rovers family.
The I-Tempo is not lanky: it has a range of 470 km between recharges.
But it is not the first environmentally friendly vehicle in the Prince Charles line-up.
He had adapted his Aston Martin DB5 – a 21st birthday gift from the Queen – to 100 percent bioethanol fuel. And yes, it is distilled from excess British wine.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to have the same inclination: they drove to their wedding reception in a modified Jaguar E-type with an electric motor.