The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV: The Complete Guide For The UK

all-electric jaguar IPACE SUV
Price: £66,350
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 90 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 286 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

Overview


Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Automotive PLC is a leading luxury vehicle manufacturer with a distinctive reputation of being British and iconic. However the automotive company is now owned by the leading Indian industrial conglomerate, the Tata Group. The blue chip, India headquartered company is a leading player in the automotive sector via its Tata Motors subsidiary based in Mumbai. Tata acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Company in 2008. JLR continues to conduct its operations from Coventry in the United Kingdom.

Jaguar Cars was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, and has since been responsible for the development of a number of vehicles that have achieved a global iconic status, to include the famed Jaguar full-sized luxury saloon cars.



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The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV


The Jaguar I-PACE battery-electric vehicle (BEV) was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is the first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Deliveries commenced in the second half of 2018. The model has won a number of awards, to include: the European Car of the Year, World Car of the Year, the Best Design and Best Green Car awards. 

Though the Jaguar I-PACE was one of the first pure electric SUVs from a mainstream automotive manufacturer to challenge the dominance of Tesla electric cars, since 2018, many other car manufacturers have entered the zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) sector. Competition in the pure electric SUV segment is now fierce, with a number of EVs on offer at different price ranges. Jaguar competes in the premium e-SUV range, along with Audi and Mercedes.

The Jaguar electric SUV is available in one EV battery size (90 kWh) with a claimed emission-free range up to 286 miles. The newest eco-friendly BEVs on the market will average between 200 to 300 miles on a fully-charged EV battery! Of course, the real-world electric range will be lower, impacted by several factors. Some include: weather conditions, road surface, tyre size, speed, load, onboard services used etc. Expect the I-PACE to deliver an electric range closer to 250 miles.

This is certainly a useful range for city and motorway driving. It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day.

The Jaguar EV offers DC charging up to 100 kW DC. This is not bad, but it is not class-leading. Some of the newer pure electric cars offer even faster DC charging capability. Having said that, 100 kW DC is still very fast and can charge the I-PACE 10% – 80% in 47 minutes. Put another way, at 100 kW DC, the EV can achieve 78 miles in 15 minutes. At 50 kW DC, the EV can achieve 63 miles in 15 minutes.

Though the I-PACE incorporates a 3-phase 11 kW onboard AC charger, given that most homes in the UK are powered by single-phase, leveraging up to 11 kW will only be possible for those homes fortunate to have 3-phase power supply.

Using a single-phase (7.4) kW dedicated EV charger, the I-PACE electric SUV can be fully charged in 12.75 hours (22 miles of range from 60 minutes). For 11 kW AC charging, the EV can be fully charged in 9 hours (33miles of range from 60 minutes). Though the EV can be charged using a domestic 3-PIN socket, we at e-zoomed discourage the use of a domestic socket to charge an electric vehicle (EV). It will take up to 48 hours to charge the e-SUV via a domestic socket!

Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. But at an average it is between 5 pence and 10 pence per mile, which is substantially cheaper than driving a conventional combustion engine SUV! We recommend charging overnight, at home, when the electricity prices are lower.

The Jaguar BEV is practical and versatile without compromising on quality and comfort. The rear seats are comfortable for adults, with ample legroom and headroom and appropriate for most family requirements. The available boot space is 505 L. The EV offers a number of safety features, to include: driver condition monitor, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter, lane keep assist, rear camera and more. The e-SUV has a 10″ Pivi Pro infotainment system and interactive driver display.

The all-wheel drive Jaguar I-PACE can achieve 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The EV delivers a maximum power up to 400 PS and 696 Nm instant torque. The top speed is 124 mph. Do keep in mind that the EV has an increased weight due to the onboard battery. The SUV also benefits from regenerative braking.

Company-car drivers can take advantage of the lower Benefit-In-Kind (BiK-2%) tax charge for pure electric cars. The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE is available to lease via e-zoomed at fantastic prices. Simply follow this link to enquire!


PROS CONS
Good looks and exterior styling Expensive. Cheaper pure electric SUV alternatives available
Decent electric range DC charging limited to 100 kW
11 kW AC 3-phase onboard charger as standardLimited visibility/ blind spots (rear)

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The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV (credit:JLR)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

£ Variants (5 Options)
I-PACE S (from £66,350)
I-PACE SE (from £70,950)
I-PACE HSE (from £75,400)
I-PACE Black (from £73,550)
I-PACE HSE Black (from £77,650)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 90 kWh
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 47 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 9 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type: Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

£ Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh £2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1566
Width (mm):2139
Length (mm):4682
Wheelbase (mm):2990
Turning Circle (m):11.98
Boot Capacity (L):505

I-PACE EV400
EV Battery Capacity:90 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):286 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):224.9
Charging: 100 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 47 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 9 hrs)
Top Speed:124 mph
0-60 mph:4.5 seconds
Drive: All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):294
Max Power (PS):400
Torque (Nm): 696
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Driving Modes:3 (Comfort, Dynamics, Range Preservation)
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,208
Colours:12
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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