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Shocking moment £47,000 electric Jaguar goes ‘rogue’ and reverses into a Porsche before shooting forwards and smashing into a Tesla and Mercedes in crash which caused £150,000 of damage

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This is the shocking moment a ‘rogue’ electric Jaguar car took on a mind of its own and damaged three high-end cars in a scene out of a demolition derby.

Business owner Andrew Key was powerless to act as his £47,000 Jaguar E-Pace suddenly reversed at speed into a Porsche Boxster parked behind him.

The Jaguar mounted the black sports car and ended up on its roof.

Mr Key, 60, said despite slamming on the brakes his car then shot forwards and smashed into a Tesla Model Y parked in front. The Tesla in turn shunted a Mercedes C-Class car.

Luckily, nobody was in the Porsche at the time but a woman who was sat in the Tesla was left in shock.

The dramatic incident, which caused over £150,000 damage to all four cars, was captured on the dashcam of the Jaguar and Tesla.

Pictured: The Jaguar E-Pace smashing the rear of the Tesla in a scene out of a demolition derby

Pictured: The Jaguar E-Pace smashing the rear of the Tesla in a scene out of a demolition derby

The Jaguar shot forwards and smashed into the Tesla Model Y

The Jaguar shot forwards and smashed into the Tesla Model Y 

The electric Jaguar mounted the Porsche Boxster and ended up on its roof (pictured)

The electric Jaguar mounted the Porsche Boxster and ended up on its roof (pictured)

It happened in the drop-off zone outside a busy Bournemouth railway station last October. Mr Key, the managing director of a private health care company, said it was a miracle nobody was seriously hurt or killed.

Business owner Andrew Key (pictured) was powerless to act as his £47,000 Jaguar E-Pace suddenly reversed at speed into a Porsche Boxster parked behind him

Business owner Andrew Key (pictured) was powerless to act as his £47,000 Jaguar E-Pace suddenly reversed at speed into a Porsche Boxster parked behind him

To add insult to injury, he received a fixed penalty notice by Dorset police for a ‘driving offence’ following the incident.

Mr Key, who has passed an advanced driver course, is adamant he was not to blame for the collision and insists his Jaguar had ‘become faulty’.

But he was livid when Jaguar examined his car and reported there was nothing wrong with it and the accident must have been down to driver error.

It is the third reported incident of a Jaguar electric car apparently going ‘rogue’.

Craig Phillips, the first winner of Big Brother, claimed the brakes on his electric Jaguar I-Pace failed as he was driving with his young children near his home in Merseyside on New Year’s Eve.

Earlier this month the driver of a Jaguar I-Pace claimed his vehicle accelerated at up to 100mph on the M62 and had to be brought to a stop by police. However, the driver has since been charged over the matter.

Mr Key said: ‘They said it was my fault and that I hit the accelerator. I didn’t. I’m a civilian advanced driver and I’ve had a really excellent safety record and I haven’t done anything like this before.

Pictured: Damage caused to the Tesla after the electric Jaguar shot forwards and smashed into it

Pictured: Damage caused to the Tesla after the electric Jaguar shot forwards and smashed into it 

‘I even went to hospital later on just to be sure I’ve not had a brain episode or a stroke, but I’m fine.

‘My contention is that Jaguar provided me with a defective and dangerous vehicle, which resulted in a dramatic crash in which, miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.

‘Given that this occurred outside a busy train station, next to a large Asda and a busy coach and bus station at rush hour, someone could easily have been killed.

‘It was an event in which significant energy was deployed. So why didn’t the following systems deploy: collision avoidance, seatbelt warnings, SOS assistance, air bags.’

Mr Key, from Bournemouth, was given the 2022 Jaguar 18 months ago as a semi-retirement gift.

He had gone to Bournemouth station to pick up a friend when the incident happened. He said he put the automatic car in park mode, undid his seatbelt and was about to get out when it went into reverse.

He said: ‘The engine was off and I was in park. I reached over to get my hat from the passenger seat and suddenly I was aware the car was moving backwards.

‘I didn’t know why, my feet were nowhere near the pedals. I hit the brake pedal thinking that would stop it but nothing happened. I hit it several times and there was just nothing. I couldn’t understand how it was moving from a standing stop.

‘It impacted a Porsche Boxster parked behind it. Not only did it impact it, but my car mounted it. I realised my car was on top of it and I just thought ‘I really hope there is nobody in it’. Thankfully nobody was.

Pictured: Damage caused to Andrew Key's Jaguar E-Pace

Pictured: Damage caused to Andrew Key’s Jaguar E-Pace 

Pictured: Damage caused to the Porsche Boxster after Andrew Key's Jaguar mounted the car and ended up on its roof

Pictured: Damage caused to the Porsche Boxster after Andrew Key’s Jaguar mounted the car and ended up on its roof 

‘My car then shot forward and I saw the Tesla in front and knew I was going to hit it and the Tesla then shunted a Mercedes.

‘There was a lady in the Tesla and she was really upset. Then the Porsche owner appeared and she was very upset and was crying and distressed.

‘All I could do was tell them it wasn’t my fault and that the car moved on its own accord and that it wasn’t my fault but they didn’t believe me.’

Mr Key said he had experienced a previous faults with the electronics on his Jaguar when the collision avoidance system suddenly activated and brought the vehicle to a dead stop in the middle of the road.

He initially complained to Jaguar Hendy of Christchurch, where he bought the car, after the incident outside the train station but said they stopped responding to his emails.

He then went to Jaguar’s head office in Coventry and made a complaint to them. They checked his car’s telematics, the black box and send a report.

Mr Key said: ‘They said I must have put my foot on the accelerator but I replied to sat ‘no, that didn’t happen.’

‘It’s an automatic and it’s controlled by software and apps and stuff. There is a fault with these Jaguar models.

‘I’m not interested in compensation, a new car or anything like that. There is something wrong with these cars and Jaguar needs to do something about it before someone is killed.’

Mr Key’s Jaguar was written off following the incident and he has now replaced it with a Dacia Stepway.

It comes as the first-ever Big Brother winner revealed to MailOnline how he became trapped behind the wheel of his £76,000 Jaguar I-Pace while his wife and two young children were in the car after the brakes stopped working.

TV personality Craig Phillips, 52, is the latest electric vehicle driver to come forward with a horror story about being ‘kidnapped’ by a runaway car.

He revealed how within days of having his Jaguar returned from the manufacturer for a separate issue, he was unable to use his brakes as he approached a red light with two cars in front of him and traffic coming towards him in the opposite lane.

Craig Phillips pictured with his wife Laura and their two children, Lennon, 3, and Nelly, 5. Craig became trapped behind the wheel of his £76,000 Jaguar I-Pace while his wife and two young children were in the car after the brakes stopped working.

Craig Phillips pictured with his wife Laura and their two children, Lennon, 3, and Nelly, 5. Craig became trapped behind the wheel of his £76,000 Jaguar I-Pace while his wife and two young children were in the car after the brakes stopped working.

Craig Phillips said he was unable to use the brakes on his Jaguar as he approached a red light

A Jaguar spokesperson, disputing Mr Key’s claims, said: ‘Following an investigation into this, it was found there had been no brake failure, nor any other issue with the vehicle.’

Police said that Mr Key received a fixed penalty notice for a driving offence following the incident at Bournemouth railway station.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: ‘At 5.28pm on October 18, 2023, Dorset Police received a report of a four-vehicle road traffic collision at Bournemouth railway station.

‘Officers attended the scene.

‘No injuries were reported and following enquiries by officers, no arrests were made. A 60-year-old man from Bournemouth received a fixed penalty notice for a driving offence.’



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