The Jaguar iPace EV is the first fully-electric vehicle from Jaguar, and it’s been designed from the ground up to be that way.
The i-Pace has what anyone driving a Jaguar would expect – quick and superb handling. However, when compared to some electric vehicle makers (like Tesla) that have been at it for a few more years, the electrical efficiency of the vehicle is lower, taking 2.9 kWh per mile of driving.
The Jaguar iPace MPGe numbers are:
- 80 MPGe City
- 72 MPGe highway
- 76 MPGe combined
Charging of the lithium-ion battery pack is done by a 7 kW onboard charger.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is done officially in 4.5 seconds, although some independent testing was able to get up to speed in as little as 4.2 seconds.
Power for the electric performance SUV comes from 2 electric motors with a total output of 394 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque.
In a test of 6 of the best selling electric vehicles in Italy, Motor1 took them on a 150 km drive in and out of Rome with 45% city driving, 45% extra-urban, and 10% highway. For that type of driving, the Jaguar I-Pace used 23.9 kWh per 100 kms, which was the worst out of all the vehicles, and almost twice that of the 13.1 kWh per 100 kms used by the Hyundai Kona EV
source: Motor1 Italy
Single Pedal Driving
The Jaguar i-Pace is equipped with 2 different levels (strengths) of regenerative braking, and in the higher setting, it is possible to come to a complete stop without using the friction brakes.
There is also a method to allow you to turn off the ‘vehicle creep’ which is a simulated function to make the vehicle act like a gasoline powered vehicle with an automatic transmission – when the brake pedal is released, the vehicle will creep forward even before the accelerator pedal has been pushed.