I have been trying I-Pace since March 2019 and could summarize the electric car in one word: distress. Pure anguish, even at night, when the brain wakes you up by calculating kw/h, weights, aerodynamics, next destinations and ... imponderables "unexpected" when you are on board a car for work or leisure.
It makes no sense trying to fathom the typical day of the electric motorist, doing real miracles to prove to the whole world that even with a car of this type you can do everything - there are too many variables and too many unexpected uses of an automobile, to be able to trace a statistic of weekly use - it seems to me all too obvious.
However, reviewers, technicians and many Youtube stars are doing their best to make us take the "pill" - still very bitter today - of the imminent electric future; however, we are not even at the prehistoric electric period. Not a single "ingredient" available seems to be the right one to make that strange pill. In particular: the top-up network all over Europe is patched together at its best, not very reliable, in the hands of dozens of different managers and as many different methods of registration, membership, refuelling, etc. As if to make conventional gasoline to any distributor in the world one had to register first, through unreliable website, apps, etc..
Then there is the discussion of the false ranges declared by the builders: class action stuff, other than "new firmware" to install!
Not to mention the hateful on-board computer which, as the reviewers rightly say, continues to play "fortune teller", with the sword of Damocles of improbable autonomies calculated in real time. With a traditional car you just take a look at the fuel level, you are not a couple of times a day - with the electric you are travelling with an eye glued to that value, which dominates every dashboard. Distressing, I repeat.
Do we also want to add the absurdity of the "light foot", strongly suggested by many of the aforementioned reviewers ?! If you go slow, you forget about overtaking and ... you put yourself on a diet - so your body weight can have less impact on the energy required to move on board an electric car - autonomy is positively affected. So, whoever buys a Jaguar, a Tesla or an Audi E-Tron (with prices starting from 80,000 Euros) shoould drive them like a pensioner on a Fiat Panda?!?! It would be like suggesting to respect the speed limits to those who own a Ferrari Testarossa or a Lamborghini Aventador!
Then there is the subject of domestic top-ups. The so-called "wallbox" must absolutely be installed, in the almost vain hope of saving a few hours during the biblical night charging times. Then the house meter must be increased - at least up to 6 Kw. However, we will never be able to recharge our electric vehicle to the maximum power supplied by the meter, since domestic aplliances will always be privileged (refrigerator, cooking plates, oven, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.). The best solution - again according to the expert reviewers - would be that of a meter supplying at least 10/16 Kw in three-phases: leaving out for a moment the considerable increase in costs for this exorbitant electricity supply, cars like the Jaguar I-Pace would not benefit in any way. They ONLY use single-pahed charging at 7Kw/H!!!
The "brains" who designed it have opted for a single-phase transformer, which can absorb up to 7 Kw / h !!! In detail, this particular technical of Tesla's "rival" inexorably establishes its thunderous failure: in Italy and in Europe there are many 22 Kw recharging points (let's forget even those at 50 Kw / h and over); while Tesla manages to exploit almost all of them, the I-Pace is limited to those absurd 7Kw / h, forcing us to budget hours and hours for long journeys.
In summary, I-Pace seems to me only a toy too expensive, unnecessarily celebrated by the manufacturers themselves and by automotive marketing. There is nothing to criticize in terms of construction and finishing, indeed it is definitely a car that is too beautiful to collapse under the weight of all the limitations of use expressed in these considerations.
For the record, I have already 4 software updates installed and an (absurd) repair made to the charge door that had got stuck closed, without being able to reopen it even with a hammer. To date, consumption and performance have remained exactly the same!
Last but not least, with the heat in this month of June 2019 in Italy, I shouldn't rely too much on my air conditioner: the kilowatts would go away like grains of sand in your hands and ... an electric bicycle would have more range!!!