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Jaguar I-Pace review: range, battery & charging

More modern rivals beat the Jaguar I-Pace for both range and fast charging speeds

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

3.5 out of 5

£69,995 - £79,995
Fuel Type:
RangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
286 miles13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)47mins (10-80%, 100kW)

The Jaguar I-Pace was designed from the ground up to be an electric car, packing a whopping 90kWh battery that makes the all-electric SUV capable of very nearly 300 miles on a single charge, according to official figures at least. However, our experience in the real world suggests you're more likely to get closer to 220 miles. That number is a little bit disappointing given the official figures, but is similar to rivals like the Mercedes EQC and entry-level BMW iX; top-spec iX models can travel up to 380 miles on a charge, but cost significantly more than the I-Pace.

Jaguar I-Pace range 

The I-Pace has a 90kWh battery that gives a range of 286 miles. While this should be sufficient for most buyers, it’s worth noting that the Audi Q8 e-tron can cover up to 334 miles on a charge, while the more expensive BMW iX xDrive50 is claimed to have a range of up to 382 miles on the WLTP test cycle.

Unfortunately, during our time with the I-Pace we couldn't get anywhere near its 286-mile maximum, with our test car indicating a range of around 220 miles. This is a key example of why it’s worth taking claimed range figures with a pinch of salt, as several factors such as the weather, your speed, and the particular road you’re travelling on, can all have an impact on a car’s range.

Charge time

Jaguar says a 100kW charger will facilitate an 80% charge in 45 minutes, and with 100-150kW chargers quickly becoming the norm in the UK, it's increasingly likely you'll be able to make use of that charging rate. It's a shame that it's not as fast as the charging offered by the Audi Q8 e-tron, never mind the Porsche Taycan or even the Kia EV6.

Get a wallbox charger installed at home (you’d be mad not to) and it can charge the car fully in 14 hours – acceptable if you’re charging overnight, and comparable with the fastest home charging available for Tesla. Jaguar doesn’t provide chargers itself, but has teamed up with Pod Point and BP Pulse, who'll install a wallbox provided you have the necessary off-road parking at your property.

The Jaguar does come with a three-pin plug that allows you to charge it using a standard domestic socket at home, but it’ll take over 24 hours to get the I-Pace to 80% using that method, which is intended as an emergency backup only. Any electric car with a very large battery, like the Jaguar’s 90kWh unit, will take days to charge from a domestic plug, ruling out their viability if you don’t have access to a charging point.

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