Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Rented a 2018 Tesla Model S 75D from Enterprise for 2 days and drove about 100 miles.
The Jaguar was rated by 5 out of 5 drivers (4 with professional performance/safety training) and it was unanimous better overall from a driving experience.
The Tesla did have some advantages, but none involved comfort, ergo, handling, sound level, or suspension. Mostly folk liked having a notebook computer screen 10° below the traffic focal point. Some like the more aggressive tip-in on the throttle. Some liked the more mild regen (set to high in both cars). Some like the looks of the Tesla exterior more. Some liked the branding more.
The surprise was that the Jaguar did not use more power per mile than the MS75D even though the EPA said it uses 33% more power each mile, with the Jaguar using a whopping 44 kwh / 100 miles and the MS75D using a mild 33kWh / 100 miles. We beat the Jaguar EPA rating during the test, but could not match the MS rating. Even the Historical Rating on the Tesla was higher than EPA cycle tests.
Did not do charging tests since we didn't drain the batteries enough. We do know the Jag will go from ~25-80% in ~40 min from driveway to departure. It averages about 45kW-80kW for more than 1/2 a charge based on the speed of the charger, 50kW or >50kW. Most our charging has been done at High Speed CCS sites. So we average about 75kW speeds.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.