Finally, leading automobile manufacturer Jaguar has come out with their first ever electric vehicle in the SUV segment. Back in late 2016, this was just a concept, and after waiting for more than a year, they have finally launched the battery-operated vehicle.
What was promised during the concept phase has been delivered by the car maker in their 2019 version of Jaguar I-Pace, the first BEV.
When we do a deep dive into the product, under the body of the vehicle is a pair of electric drive units, one at each axle. The I-Pace delivers a speed of 394 horsepower and a torque of 512 pound-feet. The best part is that all four wheels are electrically driven and reaches a speed of 60 mph within 4.5 seconds. The battery unit that comes with the car is a 90 kWh unit that will keep the I-Pace going for 240 miles.
There is a 100-kW DC charger that comes with the car. This charger charges the battery from zero to 80 percent in 40 minutes. However, if you use a 7-kW home charger, then the charging time is around 10 hours.
Just like other contemporary vehicles, the Jaguar I-Pace comes with a brake-regeneration setting. Furthermore, its strongest point is one-pedal driving whenever driver switches off the creep mode in the car.
The battery unit comes with a warranty of eight years and 100,000 miles. Given that the battery drops below 70 percent state of health, this will be covered by insurance.
An exciting feature for drivers to lookout for is the use of Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, on a smart phone or another smart device to help users to check on lock status and the car’s range without even leaving the house.