The Jaguar F-PACE Plug-In Hybrid SUV: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Jaguar F-PACE Plug-In Hybrid SUV
Price: From € 81,199
Type of electric vehicle: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 17.1 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 53 km
Tailpipe emissions: 50g (CO2/km)

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The Jaguar F-PACE PHEV

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. Electric vehicles (EVs) in the company’s portfolio include: the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, the Jaguar F-PACE Plug-In Hybrid and the Jaguar E-PACE Plug-In Hybrid.

The conventional Jaguar F-PACE SUV was launched in 2016. Since then, Jaguar has also made this compact SUV available as a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

If you are seeking luxury and performance, but with improved environmental credentials, the world of Jaguar plug-in electric cars is certainly worth considering. Of course, a premium badge does not come cheap, but the saving grace is the lower cost of driving using the pure electric mode in a PHEV.

The Jaguar F-PACE PHEV has a 17.1 kWh onboard EV battery, with a WLTP certified emission-free electric range up to 53 km. Though the F-PACE PHEV range is considerably lower than the pure electric Jaguar I-PACE, the claimed 53 km EV range is still useful and helps save money.

Do keep in mind, that the majority of our day-to-day commutes are shorter distances i.e. grocery store, school-runs, high street, work etc. Even assuming a real-world range for the F-PACE PHEV closer to 45 km, the EV can be used on a regular basis on the electric mode, which costs as little as 10 cents per km, considerably lower than using petrol or diesel.

Moreover, the use of the EV mode will help improve the overall efficiency of the electric vehicle. The automotive manufacturer claims a fuel economy up to 2.2 l/100 km, but expect the real-world fuel economy to be less efficient. Nevertheless, there is much to gain in improved fuel economy from a PHEV, compared to a conventional petrol or diesel variant. However, if the majority of your driving is on motorways, with limited use of the e-mode, expect the fuel economy significantly less efficient.

To achieve the financial savings, charging the onboard EV battery on a regular basis is imperative. The Jaguar plug-in hybrid benefits from DC charging (not all PHEVs do!). You can charge up to 50 kW DC fast charging at public charging stations, to charge the EV battery from 0% – 80% in 30 minutes. Perfect amount of time for a coffee and stretch!

When charging at home, the EV can be charged via a 7 kW dedicated EV charger, overnight (up to 3 hours), when the electricity tariff rates are more attractive. We discourage the use of a 3-PIN domestic plug for charging an electric car.

The F-PACE P400e AWD PHEV combines a 2.0-litre (4-cylinder) turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor. Despite the additional weight of the onboard EV battery, the EV delivers good performance. The F-PACE plug-in achieves 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds (maximum power: 404 PS/ maximum torque: 640 Nm). The top speed of the e-SUV is 240 km/h.

Both the exterior and interior of the EV are compelling, completed to a high quality standard and technical specification. The 12.3″ interactive driver display offers a variety of layouts, to include, full-screen 3D navigation, driving information etc. For an additional payment, there is also the head-up-display! In terms of practicality, the boot size of the PHEV is smaller (385 L) compared to the petrol variant, due to the placement of the onboard EV battery.

Jaguar offers a 8 years or 150,000 km warranty and the electric vehicle has been awarded a Five-Star NCAP Safety Rating. The PHEV has significantly lower tailpipe emissions (50g CO2/km) compared to the conventional combustion engine variant (219g CO2/km). Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

Good looks and exterior stylingExpensive. Cheaper PHEV SUV alternatives available
Good infotainment system and high quality interiorSmaller boot space compared to rivals
Running on electric mode is cheapLimited electric range


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

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Body Type:SUV
Engine:Electric/ Petrol
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (5 Options)
F-PACE S (from € 81,199)
F-PACE R-DYNAMIC S (from € 84,722)
F-PACE SE (from € 86,513)
F-PACE R-DYNAMIC SE (from € 88,978)
F-PACE R-DYNAMIC Black (from € 92,993)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 17.1 kWh
Charging:50 kW DC charging ( 0%-80%: 30 minutes). Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0%-100%: 3hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:50g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 150,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh€ 2.10
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh€ 2.78
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh€ 2.87
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh€ 3.14
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh€ 3.37
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/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)
  • Note 1: SoC: state-of-charge

Height (mm):1664
Width (mm):2071
Length (mm):4747
Wheelbase (mm):2874
Turning Circle (m):11.59
Boot Space (L):385

P400e AWD Automatic PHEV
EV Battery Capacity:17.1 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):53 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):217.7
Fuel Consumption (l/100 km):2.2
Charging:50 kW DC charging ( 0%-80%: 30 minutes). Onboard charger: 7 kW AC (0%-100%: 3hrs)
Top Speed:240 km/h
0-100 km/h:5.0 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):105
Max Power (PS):404
Torque (Nm):640
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,189
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Solar And EV Charging: An Overview

The benefits of renewable energy, in particular, solar and wind energy, is already well established across Europe, and in other parts of the world. With the increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past three years, the advantages of using clean and renewable energy has been further enhanced.

Firstly, on-site renewable energy can be used for powering both business premises and homes. For on-site generation, we have witnessed a significant increase in distributed clean energy generating plants i.e. many commercial buildings and residential buildings have become generators i.e. generating electricity on-site!  Solar roof projects have been popular for such on-site generation installations.

The ongoing war in Ukraine has further amplified the need to develop energy security, not only at a national level, but also at a local level, to include, businesses and households. Those households and businesses that already generate and consume clean energy on-site have been spared the significant onslaught of energy price rise in 2022, which is expected to continue in 2023.

Installing solar panels on-site, mitigates the risks associated with energy price inflation, a significant contributor to costs for a business or a household. On-site renewable energy generation also impacts the environment positively. For those with electric vehicles (EVs), in particular, pure electric vehicles, we strongly encourage the use of renewable energy for EV charging. Of course, we also encourage the use of solar energy for charging a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Apart from the significant cost benefit i.e. generating renewable energy is a nominal cost per kWh (after initial set-up/ installation costs), to achieve true zero-tailpipe emission electric driving, renewable energy needs to be used for EV charging. This is also known as ‘well-to-wheel’. Just one electric car on the road can save an average of 1.5 million grams of CO2.

The good news for electric car owners is that a number of EV charging stations are now compatible with solar/ wind generation and battery storage. The UK manufacturer myenergi zappi is a good example of a solar/ wind compatible EV charger.

We encourage business and households to adopt an on-site ecosystem of ‘renewable energy-battery storage-EV charging’, to gain the maximum from the advantages of low carbon generation and zero-emission electric driving. Bottom-line, renewable energy is good for the environment and the wallet!

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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 large-scale 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 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 has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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