Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Here's what I like about EVs:
It refuels while I sleep. I wake up with a full tank anytime I want. People talk about EVs taking 45 minutes to charge on the road every 150 miles or so, but for most of your driving EVs take LESS time to refuel, which is virtually zero. How much time I have spent fueling my I-Pace this month? 0 minutes. Not critical, but how much $ per 1,000 miles? $0.00 if fueled at work. $.04/mile if fueled at home, or $40.00.
Gobs of torque. The power is right where you need it the most for public roads. Puts a grin on your face.
You can run the A/C or heater in a closed garage. Remote starting is a natural and a given.
No emissions checks. Ever. Big power, no worries.
No oil changes or significant maintenance. Brakes tend to last a VERY long time if the car has blended brakes.
Low CG and the handling advantages that come with it.
Why the I-Pace? For me, it is the most advanced and comfortable EV to date. Just the right blend of luxury, performance, size, and price. I never considered a "Crossover/CUV/SUV" before. The I-Pace handles and feels like a 4,000lb performance sedan, with plenty of room in the back seats for full sized adults, and enough cargo capacity for runs to the airport or trips home from Costco. While I have not used the Snow/Ice/Dirt/Sand systems, it's nice to know it has them.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.
Last edited by McRat; 07-19-2019 at 05:32 PM.