A charged-up drive of the New All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE in Portugal’s Algarve
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I-PACE FIRST DRIVE
I-PACE FIRST DRIVE second to none, thanks to the clarity of a 825W, 15-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System and connectivity is taken care of as well, with both Apple and Android compatibility through InControl Apps, 4G Wi-Fi, Spotify access and personalised settings aplenty. Refined touches abound within the classy minimalist setting of the cabin, from bright polished buttons and satin-feel tactile materials, to Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting and carpet mats. And the I-PACE doesn’t need a conventional gearbox either, which lifts the cabin’s ambience even higher. This knack for detail and smart solutions also applies to how the I-PACE answers that all-encompassing question of charging. Re-charging, of course, is an important – and different – part of an EV owner’s life – and the I-PACE is built from the ground up to superbly address this element of future mobility. The I-PACE is equipped with a 7kW single phase AC on-board charger with a plug-in point located conveniently above the front wheel3. It can charge via a domestic socket, a Jaguar-approved 7kW wallbox4 or a 50kW DC rapid charger. Using the approved wallbox, an industrial socket or an upgraded domestic socket will give you up to 22 additional miles of range per hour. Public charging is easy, too. Using a typical 50kW DC rapid charger can deliver up to 168 miles of range per hour5, meaning that you can add significant range in no time when you are on-the-go. And there’s potential for even more, as the I-PACE is future-proofed to take a 100kW DC charger. Our 140-mile round trip, with all the demands of a full road test, left us with about 40% of our 292-mile range intact – and our hotel’s 7kW charger got us back to 90% in about five hours overnight. A surprise-and-delight part of that process – especially at night – is the puddle light that beams the Jaguar logo on to the ground directly below where the charging flap opens. Meanwhile, a series of coloured lights inside the port reassure you that the re-charge has been initiated and switch off when complete. As an SUV, the I-PACE should have rough-road credentials too. We take the rugged roads down to the Algarve’s coast near our final stop, Sagres – a city made famous by its sailing school founded by 15th-century explorer Henry the Navigator, and known more recently for its exported beer. On this last part of our trip, we let the Adaptive Dynamics6 system do its thing and it flattens the terrain, even with the generous 22” wheels optioned on our vehicle. “ THE I-PACE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION” The climate during our test has been warm and dry. But as we head toward the end of our drive, it now rains – which gives us an opportunity to test the all-wheel drive system. The I-PACE feels completely planted, performing like a rear-wheel car with the grip and stability of an all-wheel drive version. It’s a great combination. And there’s a host of technical wizardry to fall back on if the weather gets worse. In slippery conditions, selecting Low Traction Launch gives you a surer start from standstill. The clever All Surface Progress Control mode, meanwhile, reacts to varied terrain as required to maintain a set steady speed (between 2mph and 18mph). And the Adaptive Surface Response – standard on the I-PACE First Edition and optional on all other models – detects conditions and constantly adjusts the motor and brake settings for skid-free, controlled progress. The I-PACE’s practicality extends to its carrying capability. Loadspace under the rear hatch is 656 litres7, extending to 1,453 litres8 with rear seats folded, which was just the ticket when lugging big, bulky kit for a photographer in search of all the right shots on a road trip like ours. There’s even an extra 27 litres of storage in the front, beneath the bonnet, perfect for stowing our smaller bags. Front to back, and top to bottom, then, the I-PACE really has all the bases covered. As a true driver’s car with zero compromise, it is the embodiment of the spirit of innovation that marks the dream of a new kind of mobility. As the I-PACE hits roads across the world, Jaguar is now ready to turn that electric dream into reality for us all. OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR THE I-PACE in l/100km (mpg): 0.0; CO 2 emissions g/km: 0. Official EU test figures. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. Visit jaguar.com to learn all about the new I-PACE and to build your own 3: A 7kW electricity supply is available in most countries. 4: Jaguar has authorised charging infrastructure partnerships for all markets in which I-PACE is available. Our infrastructure partners are available to advise of the best solutions for you. Please consult your Jaguar retailer for further information. 5: A DC rapid charger provides large amounts of energy in a short amount of time. The charging rate decreases as the battery reaches full capacity, therefore, in most cases it is quicker to rapid charge up to 80% capacity or for the extended range required. 6: Adaptive Dynamics is only available on cars fitted with Active Air Suspension to function. 7: Loadspace volume is reduced by 18 litres when Active Air Suspension is fitted. 8: As per above, loadspace volume is reduced by 18 litres when Active Air Suspension is fitted and increased by 10 litres with the Panoramic Roof option. 22 THEJAGUAR
Electrification made easy: the I-PACE has been built from the ground up to be uncompromisingly thoughthful. Vivid displays, intuitive interior design and cutting-edge technology all make recharging quick and hassle-free THEJAGUAR 23
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The fuel consumption figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.