JLR’s first all-electric car has been improved – here’s how

Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-electric vehicle, the Coventry designed and engineered Jaguar I-Pace, has been improved in a number of ways.

The upgraded version of the performance-focused SUV features a number of improvements designed to make it an even more tempting proposition for motorists thinking of making the switch from an internal combustion engine to electric power.

The biggest change is that the I-Pace can be charged faster – a major bonus in the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market.

The I-Pace, which has a range of up to 292 miles (WLTP), also gets a new fast and intuitive infotainment system.

The electric Big Cat now comes with an 11kW on-board charger as standard, enabling owners with access to three-phase electricity supplies to enjoy faster charging.

When connected to an 11kW wall box 33 miles of range (WLTP) per hour can be achieved, while a full charge from empty now takes 8.6 hours – meaning it can be fully charged overnight at home.



The refreshed Jaguar I-Pace

Owners using 7kW wallboxes also benefit from competitive charging capability – up to 22 miles of charge per hour, with a full charge taking 12-and-three-quarter hours.

When charging ‘on the go’, a 50kW charger will add up to 39 miles in 15 minutes, whilst a 100kW charger will add up to 78 miles over the same period.

The upgraded I-Pace is the first Jaguar to feature Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system.



The refreshed Jaguar I-Pace

The car maker says the new system is as intuitive to use as a smartphone.

Also that it is fast and responsive and features enhanced EV navigation that can show you if nearby charging stations are available or in use, what they cost, and how long it will take to charge.

It features a 12.3-inch high-definition virtual instrument cluster, 10-inch and 5-inch upper and lower touchscreens and multi-function, haptic rotary controllers.

The I-Pace’s exterior has also been given a refresh with a new Atlas Grey grille tip finish and customers benefit from an enhanced paint palette, a new range of wheels and a new Bright Pack option, available on all models in the range.

Alan Volkaerts, vehicle line director, Jaguar I-Pace, said: “When we developed the I-Pace we wanted it to be the world’s most desirable electric vehicle and to show what happens when Jaguar goes electric.

“I think we’ve achieved those ambitious goals, and now we’ve made it even better with a new infotainment system, three-phase charging and technology that benefits driver and passengers alike.

“We’ve also subtly enhanced the design with an Atlas Grey finish to the grille mesh and with the new Bright Pack option. I-Pace was the first premium all-electric performance SUV – every change we’ve made ensures that it’s still the benchmark in its class.”

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Speaking about the new onboard technology, Stephen Boulter, vehicle engineering manager, Jaguar I-Pace, said: “The Pivi Pro infotainment system makes it easy to use public charging networks.

« As well as showing where charging stations are it can also tell you if they’re available, what they cost to use and an estimate of charging time. « 

He added: “We know that most customers charge their I-Pace at home but we wanted to make charging on the go just as simple – and our new infotainment system makes that possible.”

The latest I-Pace also has a 3D Surround Camera system as standard, which provides a 360-degree digital plan view of the surrounding area and potential hazards, visible through the central touchscreen.

And a ClearSight rear view mirror improves vision and convenience by ensuring the driver always has an unobstructed view of the road behind, even with three people in the rear seat or with the 656-litre luggage compartment loaded up to the roof.