Jaguar I-Pace (2018–)
- November 2016: Jaguar unveiled the I-Pace Concept
- December 2019: Jaguar I-Pace given extra 12 miles of real-world range
- June 2020: Jaguar I-Pace updated with faster charging and fresh technology
Jaguar unveiled the I-Pace Concept
This is a production preview of the Jaguar I-PACE, which will be revealed next year and on the road in 2018.
The electric motors and 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack were designed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover to give the best possible performance and range for most daily journeys. Where ever you are in the world you can simply plug your car into a wall socket overnight, and have more than enough range to complete the average daily commute of around 50 km.
For rapid charging, using a typical public 50 KW DC charging network, a full charge will take just over 2 hours. Enough to deliver more than 220 miles range (measured on the US EPA test cycle) or more than 500 km range (measured on the European NEDC test cycle).
The I-PACE Concept transforms the electric driving experience and offers the driver-focused performance and response Jaguar is renowned for. To help deliver this, the I-PACE has electric motors on the front and rear axles. Their combined output is 400PS and 700Nm of torque – the same torque rating as the F-TYPE SVR.
Jaguar I-Pace given extra 12 miles of real-world range
Available as a complimentary upgrade for existing cars, Jaguar says engineers have applied advanced technical insights from the Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY race series to optimise the management of battery, thermal and AWD systems to enhance the efficiency of the all-electric powertrain.
The all-wheel drive I-Pace is Jaguar’s first full battery-electric vehicle and has a range of up to 292 miles from a single charge of its 90kWh Lithium-ion battery (WLTP cycle). While the new software upgrade doesn’t change the official certified range figure, the marginal gains developed from eTROPHY analysis will give customers access to an improvement of up to eight per cent dependent on usage – equating to a potential extra 12 miles of real-world range.
The changes derived from the eTROPHY race series include:
- All-Wheel Drive: Changes to the torque distribution between the front and rear motors will deliver greater efficiency when driving in ECO mode – the system still delivers permanent AWD traction
- Temperature control: Refinements to thermal management control will make greater use of the active radiator vane system, closing the vanes more frequently to enhance aerodynamic performance more of the time
- Battery Capacity:Updates allow the battery to run to a lower state of charge than previously without affecting driveability, durability or performance
Additional changes derived from real-world data analysis include:
- Regenerative Braking: The vehicle’s brakes will harvest energy more efficiently when the battery is in a high state of charge and the amount of energy recovery has been increased at lower driving speeds to maximise efficiency and range
- Range calculation: Changes to the predictive range calculation algorithm will deliver a more accurate and consistent estimate of vehicle range, while being more reflective of an individual’s driving style
Customers are being invited to take vehicles to their Jaguar Retailer to receive the complimentary update. The wide-ranging changes will also enable enhanced Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) functionality. After receiving the latest software, more electronic modules will be able to receive remote updates, providing ongoing enhancements to the customer experience.
The I-Pace’s 90kWh Lithium-ion battery offers 0-60mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds alongside the practicality of a maximum 292 mile range (WLTP cycle) and 0-80 per cent charging time of 40 minutes (100kW DC). Home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over 10 hours. The Jaguar I-Pace is priced from £60,995 in the UK.
Jaguar I-Pace updated with faster charging and fresh technology
The Jaguar I-Pace now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard, enabling customers with access to three-phase electricity supplies to enjoy significantly faster charging: when connected to an 11kW wall box 33 miles of range (WLTP) per hour can be achieved, while a full charge from empty now takes 8.6 hours – ideal for overnight charging at home.
Customers using 7kW wallboxes also benefit from competitive charging capability – up to 22 miles of charge per hour, with a full charge taking 12.75 hours. When charging ‘on the go’, a 50kW charger will add up to 39 miles in 15 minutes, whilst a 100kW charger will add up to 78 miles over the same period.
Exterior tweaks include new Atlas Grey grille tip finish and an updated paint palette, new range of wheels, and a luxurious new Bright Pack option, available on all models in the I-Pace range.
Inside, there's a new Pivi Pro infotainment system made up of 10- and five-inch upper and lower touchscreens as well as a 12.3-inch high-definition virtual instrument cluster.
The Pivi Pro system is inspired by smartphones, says Jaguar. It uses a powerful processor and a built-in battery to provide a faster start-up than the old system. A new menu structure is designed to be operated like a smartphone, while the redesigned navigation system reduces the number of steps required to set a destination by half.
The I-Pace is now available with an optional wireless device charging pad beneath the ‘floating’ centre console. Wireless charging also includes signal boosting, ensuring the phone’s signal remains stronger for longer. A Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay is standard, as is Bluetooth technology which can pair two phones simultaneously ensuring you’ll always be connected. The Smartphone Pack also includes Android Auto as standard.