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Jaguar I-Pace range, battery & charging

The Jaguar I-Pace has an impressive official range, but real-world range isn't much better than you'll see in its rivals

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£64,675 - £76,125
Fuel Type:
Electric
RangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
292 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. 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 Audi e-tron and Mercedes EQC.

Jaguar I-Pace range 

The I-Pace has a 90kWh battery that gives a range of 292 miles. Tesla estimates the entry-level Standard Range variant of its Model X will return 230 miles, so the I-Pace stacks up well against its main competitors. That said, it's disappointing that in varied real-world driving, we've seen more like 220 miles from the I-Pace, which is only a fraction over the real-world range of the e-tron and EQC, which have lower official ranges.

Late in 2019, Jaguar announced a software update – available to owners visiting their nearest dealership – that it claimed would boost real-world driving range by over 12 miles. The upgrade consists of improvements to the thermal management system, the regenerative brakes, the torque delivery (said to be more efficient in 'Eco' mode) and to the battery's performance at lower states of charge.

Charge time

Jaguar says a 100kW charger will give you 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 e-tron, never mind the Porsche Taycan.

Get a wallbox charger installed at home (you’d be mad not to) and it can charge the car from zero to 80% in 13 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.

Battery warranty

The battery in the I-Pace is covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty, and will be replaced by Jaguar if the battery performance (essentially the maximum range of the vehicle) drops by more than 30% in the first eight years. Otherwise, Jaguar’s standard three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty applies. Tesla covers all its cars with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty, while its battery warranty is eight years/unlimited mileage.

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