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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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  • A: Electric vehicles offer a spacious, more refined drive and the convenience of being able to charge at home.

    As electricity supplies are increasingly delivered from renewable sources, electric vehicles offer environmental benefits over vehicles with fuel-burning combustion engines. And, as they produce zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles can also help reduce air pollution.

    These and other benefits are increasingly being recognized by local and national governments. A range of incentives is available to encourage drivers to purchase an electric vehicle. Further details are available on the Electric Vehicle Incentives page.
  • A: The I‑PACE is a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), which means it doesn’t have a combustion engine. Instead of burning fuel (gas or diesel), power is supplied to two electric motors in the form of electricity stored in a rechargeable battery.

    Other types of electric vehicles include Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). These refer to vehicles that combine a combustion engine with an electric motor.

    A HEV typically has a small battery that is charged by the engine and regenerative braking. The vehicle has a very small electric-only range.

    A PHEV can also be charged from an external source of electricity. A PHEV typically has a larger battery and longer range than a HEV.
  • A: The range of an electric vehicle (the distance that can be traveled before having to recharge the battery) has traditionally been a concern, giving rise to the term ‘range anxiety’. However, the latest developments in battery technologies mean that vehicles such as the I‑PACE are now a realistic proposition for most people. Many owners will find that they only need to charge the I‑PACE once a week.

    For long-distance journeys, a stop may be necessary to charge the battery. This may require some advanced planning, but this continues to become easier as public charging networks expand and rapid chargers increase in power.
  • A: Automotive manufacturers are working with governments and energy providers to ensure that increases in the number of electric vehicles on the road do not cause issues with electricity networks.

RANGE

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  • A: Range will not be an issue for most drivers. The I‑PACE has a range of up to 234 miles, meaning that, based on the average commute, many owners will only need to charge once a week.10
  • A: Range can be affected by a number of factors, including external temperature, operating the heating or cooling systems and the speed at which you are driving.
  • A: The range prediction for I‑PACE is designed to be accurate. The electric motor control module will make predictions based on your current driving style and the last 500 miles’ average usage. The navigation system will assist the prediction of range by including data regarding the topography and speed limits of your selected route.
  • A: Once the battery is drained of energy, the vehicle will come to a complete halt. But before things get to that stage, you’ll receive two separate and distinct alerts. The first one, when there’s 10% of charge left in the battery, will be an audible alarm accompanied by a yellow warning triangle on the vehicle display panel. The second alert, when there’s 0% of charge, will be another audible alarm together with a red triangle. A message will then appear telling you to shut down the vehicle and pull over.
  • A: The I‑PACE features LED headlights that are incredibly energy efficient, so driving with your lights on will not make any noticeable difference to the vehicle’s range.

BATTERY

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  • A: There are 432 cells in the battery of the I‑PACE. There are 36 battery modules, and each module has 12 cells.
  • A: Kilowatt-hours are a measure of how much energy can be stored in a battery. For a given vehicle, a battery with greater capacity—more kWh—will have greater range and/or performance.
  • A: The battery assembly weighs 1,329 lbs.
  • A: The battery of the I‑PACE would only become flammable through misuse or outside intervention. Electric vehicle batteries feature sophisticated safety systems that are designed to maintain optimal temperatures.
  • A: Batteries can be stored as low as -40°F, but must be plugged in and heated to -4°F before driving. In long-lasting hot or cold temperatures, an electric vehicle’s range is reduced because energy is required to keep the battery at an efficient operating temperature. Energy is also needed to warm up the cabin when the temperature is low.

    The I‑PACE features state-of-the-art thermal management systems to optimize battery performance in warmer or cooler temperatures.
  • A: The I‑PACE has an efficient thermal management system that maintains the temperature of the battery. An electric vehicle battery will, typically, be between 59°F and 86°F, which is considerably cooler than an internal combustion engine.
  • A: Yes. The battery of the I‑PACE has a 8 years or 100,000 miles warranty and is redeemable if the battery drops below a 70 percent state of health. For more details please contact your Jaguar Retailer.
  • A: Electric vehicle batteries will be disposed of in line with the End of Life Vehicles Directive, relevant to regional requirements or your local market.

CHARGING

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PERFORMANCE

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  • A: Electric cars generate maximum torque from a standstill, delivering impressive acceleration.3

    The battery’s location, between the two axles, also provides a lower center of gravity and an even weight distribution for improved handling. And, without the need to package a big engine in the front, the wheels can be positioned nearer to the outermost corners of the vehicle enhancing stability and steering feel.

    All of this enables a dynamic and responsive driving experience, which remains unmistakably Jaguar.
  • A: Regenerative braking is the braking force that can be harnessed to reverse the action of the motor and generate electricity. The electricity generated can be fed back to the battery, extending the vehicle's range.
  • A: The I‑PACE has three driver modes that can automatically adapt the vehicle settings for comfort, dynamics or range preservation.
  • A: No, the I‑PACE has not been designed to provide a towing capability.
  • A: The FIA Formula E Championship provides us with a real life, fast-track test bed for testing and perfecting electric vehicle technologies. Because of this experience, we can bring exhilarating Jaguar performance to our next generation of road cars.

SAFETY

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MAINTENANCE

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