The Jaguar I-Pace is the first all-electric vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). In fact it’s the first all-electric luxury vehicle from any European vehicle manufacturer and it’s been described as the first true competitor to Tesla’s Models S and X.
Announced in March 2018, deliveries started in the second half of 2018. In Australia they began at the end of 2018.
Described as a ‘crossover’ SUV style vehicle, and advertised as being as capable off-road as it is on the road. It’s an all-wheel drive vehicle with two motors (one drives the front wheels and the other the rear wheels) and comes with a 90kWh battery.
The I-Pace has already received many motoring awards and accolades, including the UK Car of the Year Award in 2019.
It features an excellent driving range, but isn’t quite equal to the Tesla models S or X because it has a marginally smaller battery than the Tesla Model S or X (90kWh, as compared to Tesla’s 100kWh) and it’s overall vehicle energy efficiency (Wh/km) is slightly lower than that of the Tesla drive system.
Jaguar i-Pace Variants
|Variant||Battery (kWh)||WLTP Range (km)||EPA Range (km)||Power Output (kW)||Maximum Torque (Nm)||Plug Types (AC/DC)||Max Charge Rate (AC/DC)||Price|
|I-Pace||90||470||377||294||696||Type2 (AC) / CCS2 (DC)||7/80||$128,800+|
The I-Pace has a range of 446 km according to the Australian Green Vehicle Guide website. Real world driving range however is closer to 375 km.
The I-Pace can, at its limit, make a round-trip from the Melbourne CBD to Shepparton and back, provided neither the heating or air conditioning are used. For this sort of trip, a 30 min to 1hr top-up AC charge over lunch in Shepparton, or a 5 – 10 min DC fast charge along the way is recommended.
The I-Pace is fitted with a CCS2 socket allowing it to charge via AC as well as via CCS2 DC fast-chargers.
It can be charged at any AC EVSE, however an adaptor is needed to use EVSEs fitted with Type 1 plugs.
Although fitted with the 3 phase, type 2 AC socket as part of the CCS2 system, the I-Pace charges using single phase AC at a maximum of 7kW (30A). Charging speeds vary depending on the capacity of the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) it is connected to. Charging times are shown in table 1 below.
DC fast charging
The I-Pace electric uses the CCS2 fast-charge connector which is the majority type of DC fast-charge connector in both Australia and overseas.
Jaguar I-Pace Time to Charge (hrs)
|Battery size (kWh)||15A socket||16A 1 phase (3.6kW)||30 A 1 phase (7kW)||16A 3 phase (11kW)||DC Fast Charge (50kW)||DC Fast Charge (100kW)|
|90||42h||26h||12.9h||26h||2h (to 80%)||1h (to 80%)|
Home charging considerations
To get the shortest home charging time for an I-Pace, a 7kW AC EVSE is needed.
However, depending on your existing power supply and/or charging needs, it may only be practical to fit a lower rated EVSE. Lower capacity EVSEs will increase charging times, as shown in the table above.
Jaguar i-Pace Specifications
|Cargo space (litres)||Cargo Space with rear seats folded (litres)||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Width with mirrors (mm)||Height (mm)||Tow Rating (braked / unbraked)|