Overview – Jaguar I-Pace EV400
As the electric vehicle market continues its amazing expansion in 2023, the Jaguar I-Pace is facing stiff competition from newer models that boast greater range, quicker charge times, and more performance. However, the I-Pace’s distinct exterior design and refined interior, along with its updated technological features, allow it to remain competitive.
The 2023 model has seen some small but notable updates, such as the reintroduction of a performance seat option and built-in Amazon Alexa voice control. The I-Pace is available in one trim, the HSE, and features an array of active safety features and luxury amenities.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
Jaguar released the first I-Pace in 2018, making it the first mainstream car manufacturer to invest in building an all-electric SUV.
Its two concentric electric motors power the vehicle, providing 395 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque. The two electric motors are mounted one on each axle, with a single-speed transmission. This provides the I-Pace with quick and effortless acceleration, as well as a comfortable ride and satisfying steering feedback.
The 90.0-kWh battery pack can charge at a maximum of 100 kW on a DC charger and offers an EPA-rated driving range of up to 246 miles and comes with a standard DC fast-charging port for quicker charging.
The I-Pace’s onboard charger was upgraded from 7.0-kW to 11.0 kilowatts in 2022, reducing the charging time from 13 hours to 8.6 hours. Charging to 5-80% capacity takes 45 minutes. As of 2021, the I-Pace earns up to 85 combined MPGe with 89 in the city and 82 on the highway.
Interior Comfort and Cargo Dimensions
The I-Pace has a sleek design and is available with 20-inch wheels (standard on the SE and HSE models). It has a stubbed nose, a high, squared-off rear end, a rear spoiler, vented bonnet, and flush doorhandles. It has plenty of room for passengers and cargo, and is comfortable and quiet.
The I-Pace offers a sophisticated cabin with a flashy dashboard and ample passenger space. The front seats are nicely bolstered, but not the most comfortable for longer trips. The I-Pace offers a variety of features, including performance front seats, four-zone climate control, a head-up display, heated front and rear seats, various leather upholstery choices, and more.
The center console offers a useful bin under the armrest and a tray below the center stack. The I-Pace can fit seven carry-on suitcases in the cargo area and 18 with the rear seats folded.
Infotainment, Tech, and Connectivity
The I-Pace comes with a touch-sensitive infotainment system with a 10.0-inch upper screen and a 5.5-inch lower display. The updated software can show charging stations, their availability, cost and estimated charge time.
The I-Pace also offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa voice control, and a Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as an 825-watt Meridian sound system. It also features a 12.3-inch digital driver display and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
The I-Pace comes with a variety of standard driver-assistance technology including automatic high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, and a 360-degree camera system. The I-Pace is also equipped with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition.
For more information about the I-Pace’s crash-test results, visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites. Key safety features include forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.
Jaguar provides a comprehensive warranty plan with lengthy limited and powertrain coverage. The limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. Electric components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. Complimentary maintenance is covered for five years or 60,000 miles.
Notes On The I-Pace’s Lower Energy Efficiency
We note here that the Jaguar I-Pace is not the most energy efficient electric vehicle. If you get this car you’re sacrificing some energy efficiency for other features like the engine power of the car, the status symbol etc. This car gets 3.5 miles per kWh of charge whereas the Telsa Model Y in comparison gets 4.3 miles per kWh, which is 20% more miles per unit of charge. This is not an huge difference and certainly the I-Pace is more energy and carbon efficient than even the most energy efficient gas powered car.
The I-Pace offers a great driving experience, with strong acceleration and tight handling. It’s comfortable, quiet, and well-built. It’s not the cheapest EV on the market, but it offers a lot of value for its price. Jaguar has created a car that is brave, desirable, and good-looking, and it has set the standard for electric cars.
The 2023 Jaguar I-Pace offers a unique combination of style, performance, and luxury. With its updated features and improved charging times, the I-Pace is sure to remain a popular choice among electric vehicle enthusiasts.
|Number Of Seats||5|
Estimated Carbon Efficiency (Grid/Country Dependent)
|USA||112 gCO2/mi (70 gCO2/km)|
|Iceland||9 gCO2/mi (6 gCO2/km)|
|Canada||25 gCO2/mi (25 gCO2/km)|
|France||30 gCO2/mi (19 gCO2/km)|
|Efficient Gas Car||272 g CO2/mi (170 g CO2/km)|
|Horsepower||394 HP (400 PS)|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4 seconds|
|Towing Weight||1700 lbs (750 kg)|
|WLTP Range (km)||470|
|Adult Safety Rating||91%|
|Child Safety Rating||81%|
|Date Of Availability||January 2023|
Estimated Energy Efficiency
|Efficiency (mi/kWh)||3.5 mi/kWh|
|Efficiency (km/kWh)||5.5 km/kWh|
|Size (kWh)||84.7 kWh|
|Voltage (V)||400 V|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Fast Charge Power Max||104 kW DC|
|Fast Charge Time||44 min|
|Car Length||184 inches (4682 mm)|
|Car Width||79 inches (2011 mm)|
|Car Height||62 inches (1566 mm)|
|Cargo Volume||18 cu ft (505 L)|
|Frunk Volume||1 cu ft (27 L)|
CO2 per kWh of electric grid in the US is derived from EIA
CO2 per kWH of electric grid in other countries is derived from internally compiled figures with sources given
Car efficiencies are derived from internal research