Jaguar i-Pace

 jaguar i-pace

I-PACE ESTATE - 294kW EV400 S 90kWh 5dr Auto



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£63,925 

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Jaguar makes a full-electric vehicle - and a very good one. Jonathan Crouch looks at the I-PACE.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
I-PACE ESTATE
294kW EV400 S 90kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£63,925.00
I-PACE ESTATE
294kW EV400 SE 90kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£69,425.00
I-PACE ESTATE
294kW EV400 HSE 90kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£74,425.00

Ten Second Review

Jaguar becomes the first of the premium brand manufacturers to make a long range, practical, battery-powered electric vehicle. If you can afford the £65,000 asking price, you might well have everything you could want here: a 300 mile driving range, 395bhp, potentially zero emissions and a car that might be as comfortable taking to a racetrack as to a gravelly ravine. Welcome to the I-PACE.

Background

It seems to have taken the posh car makers a long time to have got their heads round the concept of full-electric power. Yes, they've dabbled with plug-in hybrids and shown futuristic concepts at motor shows but in terms of products customers can actually buy, the Tesla Model S has had the full-EV premium market for large cars to itself for well over half a decade. But stand by Elon Musk: things are about to get a whole lot tougher. This Jaguar I-PACE delivers a Tesla-style 300-mile drive range but, thanks to proper 50/50 weight distribution and Jaguar know how, handling dynamics that owners of a Model S or a Model 3 could only dream of. Technology people can create an electric car. But only car people can make one like the I-PACE.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
756
Battery Charge Type 1 kW
7
Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
0-100
Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
603
Battery Charge Type 2 kW
7
Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
0-80
Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes)
85
Battery Charge Type 3 kW
50
Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage
0-80
Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes)
45
Battery Charge Type 4 kW
100
Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage
0-80
Coupler/Connector Type
Type 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
8
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
100000
Battery Capacity in kWh
84.7
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
21.2
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
298
Battery Leased
False
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min
470
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max
415
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min
22
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max
24.8
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
0
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
U
Transmission
AUTO
Gears
1 SPEED
CC
1
General
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Coin Series
S
Coin Description
90kWh EV400
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
49E
Service Interval Mileage
21000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
24
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
81
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
73
NCAP Safety Assist %
81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
400
Badge Engine CC
0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Generation Mark
1
Safety Concerns?
False
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
71
Engine Power - KW
294
Engine Power - RPM
4250
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
513
Engine Torque - NM
696
Engine Power - BHP
400
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
4.8
Top Speed
124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Front
235/65 R18
Tyre Size Rear
235/65 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Wheel Style
15 SPOKE STYLE 1022
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2139
Height
1565
Length
4682
Width
1895
Wheelbase
2990
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight
2670
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
75
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.98
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Driving Experience

We've enjoyed putting this I-PACE to the test; the prospects certainly are promising. The stuff you need to know here's quite straightforward - by electric vehicle standards anyway. The 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack lies between the axles and Jaguar has specified two electric motors so that it could position the wheels for a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. They're powerful too, giving this 'performance' EV a 395bhp output. Rest to 60mph takes just 4.5s. Drive like that though and the claimed 300 mile operating range will be used up pretty quickly. You'd expect silent refinement and instant acceleration from rest from an electric car but, due to the heavy weight of all those batteries, less than stellar ride quality. Jaguar claims it's put a lot of work into that and offers I-PACE buyers a wide choice of suspension options. You can have passive or adaptive dampers or air springs with adaptive damping. An electric 4WD system is standard - one of those that can put as much or as little torque as is necessary to any wheel. If you were ever brave enough to try your I-PACE off road, you might be surprised at what it could do. Jaguar claims it would wade up to 500mm of water.

Design and Build

In theory, the I-PACE is a kind of SUV. But you might equally want to see it as a coupe, a luxury saloon or even some kind of sportscar. Designer Ian Callum isn't bothered either way. At 4,682mm in length, this model is 10mm longer than Jaguar's XE; it's bigger than the larger XF saloon too, with a 30mm longer wheelbase and 15mm of extra width. There's more of a cab-forward stance than you'd get in a conventionally-engined Jaguar but the silhouette looks very agile in profile. And it retains a traditional big grille, even though the three independent cooling systems (for the electric motors, the battery and the interior) don't really need it. Inside, the cabin's very Jaguar-like, with big comfortable seats that come with faux-leather as standard and real hide at extra cost. You can even have wood trim if you want it. Ahead of the driver sits an all-digital instrument binnacle and the centre-dash infotainment layout is bespoke to the I-PACE too. As in the Range Rover Velar, it's a two-screen package, the upper part dealing with navigation, audio and 'phone functions and the lower part operating informational stuff you'll need less frequently. It's a comfortable five-seater and there's a decent 656-litre boot, with a further 27-litre compartment out-front.
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