Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
From the US brochure for the i-Pace:
Range* - Up to 240 miles.
* Figures shown are Manufacturer's driving estimates. Actual mileage may vary. EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for updated EPA estimates.
The Model S will have lower aero drag at higher speeds. However, this isn't that critical at speeds under 60 mph.
But it uses less efficient induction motors, where the i-Pace uses PM motors.
Note the i-Pace 90kWh battery is 84.7kWh usable. The rest is buffer for regen and storage at low charge.
It will be interesting to see where this all comes out at. No EPA filing yet. The Chevrolet Bolt EV was advertised at 200+ miles of range. Before retail sales began, the EPA numbers were released. It was 238 miles. Shortly afterwards, Chevrolet took several journalists and let them drive the Bolt EV down the coast of California. The trip was 240 miles door to door. All the cars made it. The journalists were not required to drive the cars in any certain fashion. One reporter ended up with close to 50 miles left. A well known Tesla Blogger Bjorn Nyland, was invited to drive a Bolt EV in Korea. He had 3 people in the car and luggage, and it was close to 300 miles.
The new World Standard is the WLTP test. Jaguar officially lists it as 480km (or 298 miles). The old NEDC standard was so exaggerated as to be useless.
My guess? For normal drivers, not in a hurry, on highways at 65 mph, we will see 270 miles or higher. But what fun would that be? I think Jaguar used the 240 mile number because they anticipated the reporters to have a 'heavy foot', and yes, one magazine took one on a road trip and found the 125 mph top speed limiter. So by 'de-rating' the preliminary numbers, they avoided a "Jaguar exaggerated" headline. Tesla never let the press do such things. Especially not take one on a racetrack or in the dirt, or on the Autobahn.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
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Last edited by McRat; 06-08-2018 at 07:01 PM.