In the last several years Jaguar have taken the leap and entered the EV race. A project which only took a mere 4 years to complete, the iPace is in car showrooms around the world and we believe, not only is it a new breed of jaguar, but it has the potential to become one of the top go-to electric car.
Jaguar is one of Britain’s most successful and reliable car manufacturers, but even they know when it’s time for a change. Seeing the success and rise of all electric and hybrid cars has prompted a drop in the demand for petrol and diesel vehicles. A range of well-known car companies have taken the plunge in producing eco-friendly cars, for example Nissan and Toyota, however no one has come close to challenging the popularity of the American brand Tesla.
Elon Musk has dominated the electric car market in recent years, but we believe that the Jaguar iPace is the perfect car to not only compete with but potentially knock Tesla off the top spot. This sleek looking luxury car maintains the classiness of previous Jaguars and allows the driver to journey in style and comfort with its long charging range and spacious interior.
The I-Pace boasts an impressive 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph. The car has also recently set the record lap time for production electric vehicles, outperforming the rival Tesla Model S. With its speedy acceleration comes the option to adjust throttle sensitivity to determine the level of regenerative braking you receive. At the highest setting, Jaguar has stated that 98% of actual brake use can be removed.
What makes the remarkable acceleration even more impressive is the size of the car, weighing in at 2.2 tonnes and cruising on 20-inch alloys allows you to really feel the power when you are lacking the sound of a regular petrol or diesel car. This increased weight does however mean that you will encounter a mighty thud when you hit a pothole or a particularly damaged road. To combat this Jaguar have incorporated air suspension on the higher spec versions of the iPace allowing you to settle at speed and truly feel the joy of driving this wonderful eco-friendly beast.
Being at the forefront of technology, the car has pre-conditioning for the cockpit which can differ between who is driving. Once you have set up your preferences, the I-Pace’s Bluetooth key learns what type of driver you are. This enables the pre-heating of the cockpit or cooling before you enter the car giving instant comfort. But it goes a step further – depending on your driving style the car will more accurately calculate your range. This means that if you shared the car with your partner and had two keys, the car will adjust settings automatically according to the individual.
Where it gets really intelligent is the car learns your routines and habits too, so if you regularly make a call to work on your commute in at 8:30am the car may remind you close to the time if you are yet to make the call.