New upgraded Jaguar I-Pace includes faster charging and better connectivity
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New upgraded Jaguar I-Pace includes faster charging and better connectivity

New Upgraded Jaguar I-Pace in a nutshell:

  • All-electric I-PACE performance SUV now featuring a new infotainment system, three phase AC charging and even more driver-focused technology.
  • Pivi Pro infotainment system: as quick and easy to use as your smartphone, with self-learning navigation that can show you where the nearest available charge station is, how much it will cost and how long it will take to charge
  • Faster charging: 11kW (AC) domestic wall box can add 53km/33miles of range (WLTP) per hour for customers with three-phase supplies
  • Outstanding performance and range: Acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds and up to 292 miles / 470km (WLTP)
  • Greater connectivity: Dual-modem embedded SIM with 4G data plan, wireless device charging, embedded Spotify, and Bluetooth for two phones at the same time
  • Available to order now at and priced from £65,195

The Jaguar I-PACE has borrowed tech from the new Land Rover Defender to become even more user-friendly for owners.

And, even more importantly, one of the UK’s most popular performance EVs now enjoys quicker charging times - helping you to go further, faster.

The I-PACE has long had admirers, winning more than 80 global awards since its inception in 2018, including 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car, with Jaguar boasting how it ‘tore up the rulebook to become the first and best electric car of its kind.’

Now the I-PACE, mildly overhauled for 2021, looks to be even more enticing.

The most headline-grabbing change is to the on-board battery charger, which is boosted from 7kW in the old version to 11kW in the new model.

When using a 11kW wallbox that equates to around 33 miles of range for each hour charged, while a full charge from empty now takes only 8.6 hours – ideal for overnight charging at home.

Customers with a 7kW wallbox, meanwhile, will enjoy up to 22 miles of charge per hour, with a full charge taking 12.75 hours.

Charging ‘on the go’, a high-speed 50kW charger will add up to 39 miles in 15 minutes, whilst a 100kW charger will add up to 78 miles over the same period.

And with a range of up to 292 miles from its 90kWh battery, Jaguar reckons that the average I-PACE user would need to charge their car just once a week.

Of course, driving experience isn’t just dependent on how quickly an electric vehicle can refuel its tanks, it’s also about how a vehicle performs.

In that respect the I-PACE remains unchanged from the previous version - which is possibly no bad thing. A twin-motor system produces power of 396bhp and 696Nm of torque, allowing the I-PACE to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds.

That puts it just about level with Audi’s new e-Tron S in terms of pace off the line, proving it’s certainly no slouch.

And there’s plenty to smile about inside the cabin, too.

The I-PACE now enjoysJaguar Land Rover’s flagship ‘Pivi Pro’ infotainment system, which has been introduced to the newly-launched Land Rover Defender.

That means a 12.3-inch HD instrument display and a pair of 10-inch and five-inch touchscreens, incorporating haptic technology.

Jaguar says the Pivi Pro is ‘as intuitive to use as a smartphone’, boasting how it can show you if nearby charging stations are available or in use, what they cost, and how long it will take to charge.

A spokesperson adds: “Customers need no longer be concerned about data usage or buying a SIM, as the I-PACE comes with a dual modem embedded SIM (eSIM) and complimentary 4G data plan which enables unlimited music streaming via Spotify, Deezer or Tunin and map, weather, calendar and traffic updates simultaneously.”

Meanwhile Jaguar has done its best to keep drivers safe and secure.

A 3D Surround Camera, providing a 360 degree digital plan view of the surrounding area - and any potential hazards - is now fitted as standard.

And there’s also a ‘ClearSight’ rear view mirror, which allows drivers to toggle between looking at a standard mirror or high-resolution, widescreen camera feed.

No wonder, then, that Jaguar says the I-PACE is one of the most envied electric vehicles on the market.

Alan Volkaerts, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar I-PACE, adds: “When we developed the I-PACE we wanted it to be the world’s most desirable electric vehicle and to show what happens when Jaguar goes electric."

“I think we’ve achieved those ambitious goals, and now we’ve made it even better with a new infotainment system, three-phase charging and technology that benefits driver and passengers alike.”

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Friday, 17/05/2024