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ELECTRIC VEHICLE FAQs

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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  • A: Electric vehicles offer a 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 recognised by local and national governments. A range of incentives are available to encourage drivers to purchase an electric vehicle. Further details are available on the Electric Vehicle Incentives page.
  • A: I-PACE is a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), which means it doesn’t have a combustion engine. Instead of burning fuel (petrol 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 travelled 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 I-PACE are now a realistic proposition for most people. 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: Motor manufacturers are working with governments and energy providers to ensure that increases in electric vehicle usage do not cause issues with electricity networks.
  • A: Each Jaguar Retailer has an EV Specialist who can answer all your questions about I-PACE and electric cars more generally.

    Alternatively, you can ask one of our EV Specialists a question using the online form located below.

RANGE

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  • 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 extremely 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: I-PACE features LED headlights which 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: 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: I-PACE’s battery would only become flammable through misuse or outside intervention. Electric vehicle batteries are less flammable than petroleum or diesel and feature sophisticated safety systems that maintain safe temperatures.
  • A: Batteries can be stored as low as -40°C, but must be plugged in and heated to -20°C 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.

    I-PACE features state-of-the-art thermal management systems to optimise battery performance in warmer or cooler temperatures.
  • A: I-PACE has an efficient thermal management system that maintains the temperature of the battery. An electric vehicle battery will, typically, be between 15°C and 30°C, which is considerably cooler than an internal combustion engine.
  • A: Yes. I-PACE’s battery has a 8 years or 160,000km warranty and is redeemable if the battery drops below a 70 percent state of health.
  • 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 standstill, delivering impressive acceleration.

    The battery’s location, between the two axles, also provides a lower centre 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: Electric motors consume energy to provide motion. When this motion is no longer required, for example when the vehicle is slowing, the braking force 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: I-PACE has three driver modes that can automatically adapt the vehicle settings for comfort, dynamics or range preservation.

SAFETY

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MAINTENANCE

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Can’t find the answer to a question you have about Electric Vehicles? Ask a Jaguar Electric Vehicle Specialist.

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1Actual charge times may vary according to environmental conditions and available charging installation.

2Certain features require an appropriate SIM with a suitable data contract which will require further subscription after the initial term advised by your Retailer. Mobile connectivity cannot be guaranteed in all locations. Information and images displayed on this web page in relation to technology, including screens or sequences, are subject to software updates, version control and other system/visual changes depending on options selected. All in-car features should be used by drivers only when safe for them to do so. Drivers must ensure they are in full control of the vehicle at all times.


Range figures are determined by testing under standardised laboratory conditions to comply with ADR 81 / 02. TEL (Test Energy Low) figures are shown as the range under WLTP testing measures. TEL refers to the lowest / most economical figures (with lightest set of options). These figures should only be used for the purpose of comparison amongst vehicles. Actual figures will generally differ under real world driving conditions and will vary depending on factors such as (but not limited to) driving style, vehicle’s equipment and road, traffic and weather conditions.


All website information shows I‑PACE 21 Model Year specifications. As Retailers may have vehicles, available for sale, that are of various model year specifications, you should check with your Jaguar Retailer as to the precise model year specification of any particular vehicle.