Stylish, elegant and packing a serious punch; the Jaguar I-Pace is one of the classiest solutions on the market if you want to drive an all-electric SUV. As electric vehicles (EVs) become ever more popular and practical, manufacturers like Jaguar offering all-terrain luxury SUVs like this is significant. Perfect for a wide range of lifestyles, you can read more about what makes this mightily impressive EV tick in our Jaguar I-Pace review below.
Jaguar I-Pace interior and practicality
From the outside, the I-Pace exudes the immaculate elegance we’ve come to expect from Jaguar. Yet once you get inside the cabin – making use of the automatic door handles which retreat flush into the body – it quickly becomes clear the historic British carmaker has gone above and beyond with the Jaguar I-Pace interior. It has a quality, premium feel with luxurious touches all around, as well as a lot of neat storage spaces throughout the cabin. This includes a slot between the cupholders for your mobile phone, space for tablets underneath the rear seats and a large, 10.5-litre storage compartment under the front centre armrest.
Available with either a body-coloured or Black contrast metal roof or panoramic glass roof.
An optional Head-Up Display showing vehicle data such as your speed and navigation directions.
Pre-condition the I-PACE to the ideal temperature while charging without using battery power or reducing the EV’s range.
The quality of fit and finish is superior to what you currently get in a Tesla, thanks to Jaguar’s rich heritage in building luxury cars for many decades. Modern touches like a 12V socket in the 656-litre boot are very welcome too, while each individual I-Pace key fob remembers your infotainment system, seat position and climate control settings and automatically sets them when you get in the car. There’s also the Activity Key as an optional extra, which you attach to your wrist which enables you to leave the regular key in the car. As well as that, there’s the Jaguar InControl Apps which you can use for things like unlocking/ locking the vehicle, pre-conditioning the temperature of the cabin and battery. Some of the InControl Apps also have the ability to connect to Apple watch, you can lock and unlock doors, check your level of charge, range and receive dashboard alerts, set the climate and even activate beep and flash to help find your car in a car park, all from your wrist.
Jaguar I-Pace range and performance
Offering the best Jaguar electric car range you can get, the I-Pace has a 90 kWh battery capable of covering 292 miles on a single charge. Our ‘real world’ Jaguar I-Pace range is 220 miles, which is more than enough for most people in terms of daily use. The clever Enhanced Brake Regeneration system helps you maximise range, offering easy, single pedal driving which you quickly get used to.
If you’re more interested in acceleration rather than braking, you’ll be pleased to know the I-Pace is very quick. It goes from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, the kind of acceleration that forces you back into your seat. This is a large and heavy car, but it handles like a much smaller vehicle. You get a genuine Jaguar driving experience with 50/50 weight distribution and plenty of thrills if you want them, thanks to the nimble and precise ability of this car.
And when you want to test the 4×4 capabilities, you can simply flick your I-Pace into off-road mode. With help from Jaguar’s sister company, Land Rover, these capabilities are pleasingly strong, with systems such as All Surface Progress Control, Adaptive Surface Response and Low Traction Launch all helping out.
Cost to charge Jaguar I-Pace
If you’re considering the Jaguar I-Pace cost to charge is likely to be a key issue, and the car doesn’t disappoint in this respect. Installing a Jaguar I-Pace home charger is usually the cheapest way to recharge your battery, especially when you sign up to an EV-specific energy tariff. Often using renewable energy, these tariffs can cost as little as 5p per kW when you charge up at off-peak times.
The charge time above is how long it takes to charge the I-Pace’s battery from zero to full using a 7 kW home charger. To protect your range throughout the day, you can easily change the settings for the Enhanced Brake Regeneration system using the touchscreen, raising or lowering the level of regenerative braking according to your taste or driving conditions. The I-Pace also has Active Vanes to cool the battery where required for optimum performance, although they close when this isn’t necessary to help with aerodynamics.
Jaguar I-Pace public charging
When you need to top up your battery on the road, Jaguar I-Pace charging options allow you use 100 kW superchargers. This is the Jaguar I-Pace max charging speed and can give you around 80 miles of range from a quick 15-minute blast, while the more common 50 kW chargers deliver half that. This is handy for what are likely to be those rare days when you need to travel more than 200 miles in your I-Pace.
The Jaguar I-Pace charger type is a Type 2 connector for slow and fast charging. As you can use any public charging station which offers this kind of connector, this means there are Jaguar I-Pace charging stations all across the UK. If you want to use a rapid charger, the I-Pace has a CCS connector. Whichever type of public charging you do, you just need to initiate charging via the app or card specific to the operator, although contactless charging is becoming more common too.
At the moment, Polar has the largest public charging network in the UK, with more than 7,000 charge points across the country. You can use these on a pay-as-you-go basis if you want, but you get cheaper prices when you sign up for a monthly membership, which costs £7.85 per month. This table shows you how much it costs to use different Polar chargers with or without a membership.
|50kW cost of full charge||50kW full charge time||50kW cost per mile||150kw cost of full charge||150kW full charge time||150kW cost per mile|
|Polar member||£13.50||108 mins||6.1p||£18.00||54 mins||8.2p|
|Polar non-member||£22.50||108 mins||10.2p||£31.50||54 mins||14.3p|
*Polar member = 15p per kW for 50kW charger and 20p per kW for 150kW charger. Polar non-member = 25p per kW for 50kW charger and 35p per kW for 150kW charger.
How does the Jaguar I-Pace compare?
The I-Pace primarily competes against EVs such as the Audi e-Tron, Mercedes EQC and Tesla Model X, as well as the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge. The Jaguar is far cheaper than the Tesla, especially when you lease one through us. Leasing costs are comparable with the Audi and Mercedes, while you can see the difference in range and charging costs below.
|Vehicle||Battery size||Cost of full charge||WLTP range||‘Real world’ range||Cost per 100 ‘real world’ miles|
|Jaguar I-Pace||90 kWh||£12.60||292 miles||220 miles||£5.72|
|Audi e-Tron||71 kWh||£9.94||186 miles||175 miles||£5.34|
|Mercedes EQC||80 kWh||£11.20||259 miles||230 miles||£4.86|
|Tesla Model X Long Range||100 kWh||£14.00||314 miles||285 miles||£4.91|
|Volvo XC40 Recharge||78 kWh||£10.95||264 miles||230 miles||£4.74|
* figures based on an electricity cost of 14p per kWh
Considering Jaguar is one of the most prestigious car brands around, I-Pace running costs are very appealing. If you want to take out a Jaguar I-Pace lease but want more information about going electric, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions. We even have a special offer on the top-spec HSE model at the moment, which makes it cheaper to lease than the S and SE versions (January 2021).