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

all-electric jaguar IPACE SUV
Price: From € 80,376
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 90 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 408 - 470 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)


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The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV


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 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, Mercedes-Benz and others!

The Jaguar electric SUV is available in one EV battery size (90 kWh) with a claimed emission-free range up to 470 km. The newest eco-friendly BEVs on the market will average between 250 to 500 km 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 430 km.

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 125 km in 15 minutes. At 50 kW DC, the EV can achieve 100 km in 15 minutes.

Though the I-PACE incorporates a 3-phase 11 kW onboard AC charger, given that most homes in Ireland 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 (35 km of range from 60 minutes). For 11 kW AC charging, the EV can be fully charged in 9 hours (53 km 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 km for driving on electric can be as low as 5 cents per km. But at an average, it is between 5 and 10 cents per km, 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 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The EV delivers a maximum power up to 400 PS and 696 Nm instant torque. The top speed is 200 km/h. Do keep in mind that the EV has an increased weight due to the onboard battery. The SUV also benefits from regenerative braking.

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!


PROS CONS
Good looks and exterior stylingExpensive. Cheaper pure electric SUV alternatives available
Decent electric rangeDC 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)
Body Type:SUV
Engine:Electric
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (4 Options)
I-PACE Black (from € 80,376)
I-PACE S (from € 90,023)
I-PACE SE (from € 98,447)
I-PACE HSE (from € 105,48)

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 150,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity: 16.7 kWh€ 4.00
Battery net capacity: 30.0 kWh€ 7.19
Battery net capacity: 39.2 kWh€ 9.39
Battery net capacity: 45.0 kWh€ 10.78
Battery net capacity: 50.0 kWh€ 11.98
Battery net capacity: 64.0 kWh€ 15.34
Battery net capacity: 71.0 kWh€ 17.01
Battery net capacity: 77.0 kWh€ 18.45
Battery net capacity: 90.0 kWh€ 21.57
Battery net capacity: 100.0 kWh€ 23.97

  • 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)
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):408 – 470 km
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:200 km/h
0-100 km/h:4.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):294
Max Power (PS):400
Torque (Nm):696
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,208
Colours:12
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Types Of Electric Vehicles


Type Of Electric Vehicle (EV) Description
Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEVs)Mild hybrids use both an internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric motor. These cars are also known as ‘self-charging hybrids’. The vehicle uses regenerative braking (recuperated electric energy) to improve the fuel efficiency and to reduce tailpipe emissions (CO2 g/km). However, mild hybrids cannot be charged by an external power source (i.e. EV charger). The recuperated electric energy is also used to boost the the combustion engine enhancing acceleration. Automotive manufactures (OEMs) like Toyota are one of the pioneers in developing and introducing mild hybrid vehicles. The ubiquitous Toyota Prius mild hybrid is an excellent example. Toyota also helped popularise the use of mild hybrids in the premium segment via its wholly owned Lexus brand.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) aim to achieve the same objectives like a MHEV i.e. increase fuel efficiency and reduce tailpipe emissions. However there is much difference between a PHEV and a MHEV. The PHEV has a larger electric motor and onboard EV battery that is used to assist the internal combustion engine (ICE), but also to propel the vehicle. In a MHEV, the small onboard electric motor does not propel the vehicle. PHEVs come in varied EV battery sizes, but in general, most PHEVs have an EV battery size below 20 kWh. A plug-in electric car is capable of up to 50 km on electric mode. However, some PHEVs are capable of a longer pure electric range. The Volvo XC60 PHEV is a good example of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Moreover, a PHEV EV battery is charged by using an external power source to include, a domestic 3-PIN plug or a dedicated EV charger.
Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)A battery-electric vehicle is more commonly referred to as a pure electric car. The EV is ‘pure’, in that, the vehicle only uses electric power for propulsion i.e. a BEV does not have an internal combustion engine (ICE). It is easy to recognise these zero-tailpipe emission green cars, as these vehicles are silent (except for the artificial noise) and do not have a tailpipe! The pure electric vehicles have a much larger onboard EV battery compared to a PHEV. The EV battery on a BEV can be as large as 120 kWh, though an average is 60 kWh. In any case, most BEVs have an EV battery larger than 30 kWh. BEVs also use regenerative braking to improve the vehicle efficiency and electric range. However, the main source for the EV range is the EV battery, which can only be charged using an external power source, like an EV charger. BEVs can vary in electric range. However the more recent BEVs have a range between 300 to 500 km (WLTP) on a single charge. As an example, the all-electric VW ID.3 has a range up to 540 km.

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Martina Giobbio

Like, many in her generation, Martina is very passionate about protecting the environment and creating a more sustainable future. Though she is new to the electric driving sector, her drive to learn and contribute is unparalleled. Martina has a Bachelor Degree in Italian Humanities and a Master Degree in Communication from the University of Milan. She has previously worked in press offices and a publishing house. She loves writing and reading.

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