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Duchess of Cambridge follows in her father-in-law's footsteps as she debuts the same £60,000 electric Jaguar owned by Prince Charles

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 13/06/2019 Jessica Green For Mailonline

Getty © Getty Getty The Duchess of Cambridge has taken a leaf out of her father-in-law's book after switching to an electric car in the form of a £60,000 electric Jaguar.

Kate, 37, showcased her new environmentally-friendly vehicle when arriving at a charity dinner at Spring restaurant in London last night for a gala dinner to support Action On Addiction.  

The Duchess' move to an electric car will surely please the Prince of Wales, who also owns a Jaguar I-Pace.

Environmentalist Prince Charles bought his vehicle back in 2018, requesting it in his preferred shade, Loire blue, a choice not available to other customers.

a man in a suit and tie walking on a city street: The Duchess' move to an electric car surely pleased the Prince of Wales, who also owns a Jaguar I-Pace (pictured in September 2018) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Duchess' move to an electric car surely pleased the Prince of Wales, who also owns a Jaguar I-Pace (pictured in September 2018) An electric charging point was set up at the Prince's London home, Clarence House.

The car has been used for official engagements since September and when previously asked how the eco-friendly drive was, Charles chuckled: ‘Silent but deadly!’

It accelerates from rest to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 298 miles and enough battery charge to drive 300 miles from London to Newcastle on one charge. 

But these are not the only electric-powered vehicles to grace the royal household.

a group of people walking down a street next to a car: Eco-friendly: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the back of the open top State Review Vehicle in April 2016 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eco-friendly: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the back of the open top State Review Vehicle in April 2016 What features does Jaguar's new electric car have?

-One full charge gives you a range of up to 292 miles

-It has an automatic transmission

-Five seats and 656 litres of boot space

-Can reach 60 mph in  4.5 seconds

-A top speed of 124 mph 

-The interior features a floating console at the heart of the cabin where you can control everything, including temperatures of the seats

-You can even use your smartphone to ensure the vehicle is at the desired temperature before you enter it 

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry in a car: The newly weds (pictured) glided from Windsor Castle to their lavish reception at nearby Frogmore House in a battery-powered E-Type that was then a one-off © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The newly weds (pictured) glided from Windsor Castle to their lavish reception at nearby Frogmore House in a battery-powered E-Type that was then a one-off The Duchess and Duke of Sussex turned heads on their wedding day by driving a unique, stunning electric version of a classic sports car.   

The newly weds glided from Windsor Castle to their lavish reception at nearby Frogmore House in a battery-powered E-Type that was then a one-off. 

It was originally manufactured in 1968, but has since been converted to electric power.

a car parked on the side of a building: Kate's car (pictured today) accelerates from rest to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 298 miles © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Kate's car (pictured today) accelerates from rest to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 298 miles For their wedding in April 2011, Kate and William used an equally environmentally friendly car when borrowing Prince Charles' bioethanol 41-year-old Aston Martin DB6 MkII.

The pair drove out the gates of Buckingham Palace in the dark blue vehicle which runs entirely on wine - having been converted in 2008.

Kate and William's car was decorated with red, white and blue streamers tied to the bonnet, rosettes on the windscreen and an 'L' learner plate on the front.

And not one to be out done, the Queen has boasted an eco-friendly Range Rover in her fleet since 2016. 

a person standing in front of a building: The Duchess and Duke of Sussex turned heads on their wedding day by driving a unique, stunning electric version of a classic sports car (pictured in May 2018) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Duchess and Duke of Sussex turned heads on their wedding day by driving a unique, stunning electric version of a classic sports car (pictured in May 2018)

With its silent hybrid engine and sleek open top design, the custom-built State Review Vehicle allows the monarch to get close to her subjects - without choking them with car fumes. 

Based on a long wheelbase Range Rover, the vehicle features a diesel hybrid engine, which allows it to run at times on purely electric power.

As well as being more environmentally-friendly, this hybrid engine means the car doesn't spit out exhaust fumes into the faces of the people who gather to see the Queen on official engagements.

The electric-powered capability also means the car can make almost no noise.

This is the fourth State Review vehicle to be manufactured for the Royal Family by British-based Jaguar Land Rover. The first, the Land Rover Series 1, was produced in 1953. The most recent was released in 2002. 

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