2. Battery does not charge to more than 195-205 mile range. My wife's round trip in 130 miles, and she gets terrible "range anxiety" on her return drive home as the battery is down to about 30 mile range when she is 50 miles from home!
This needs a clarification. The battery does not charge in 'miles' it charges in kWh. How you decide to consume kWhs is a personal decision. You can empty the battery in 80 miles or 300 miles it's your decision.
The decision to drive 130 miles a day is also a personal one. I would make sure there are no firearms available, 'cause I'd suck the bbl if I had to drive 150 miles a day again. Although my drive was in heavy traffic and could take over 3h one way. But if she keeps it down 90 mph, she's going to make 130 miles if you have the precondition enabled.
Range anxiety is a real issue. I offered to give my wife the Jag and I would order another. No way. Her commute? 4 miles. Longest normal trip? 150 miles. Which I've personally proven to her is not a problem. I told her I could get her a 335 mile EV. Nope. She WILL drive the Chevrolet Volts though, and has put a lot miles on them. They have no anxiety. But her normal car is a CT6 Platinum which is really nice sedan with about 500 miles of freeway range. She doesn't use 1/2 the features or it's abilities. For comfy driving, it would be my second choice after the I-Pace.
I would guess they are going to get both the infotainment computer and the charging system fixed by the summer. Just a hunch from reading TOPix and what JLR is told now to address the problems.
Personally, I had several Black Screens of Doom, rogue NAV, stubborn recharging, and if somebody asked me to carry a live tissue sample 205 miles this AM, I'd take the Jag even when I have 6 other choices. It's been to the dealer for repair 3 times, only 1 time did I let them touch it. It had NO effect. The next day a Black Screen occurred because I had an I-Bone plugged in. An I-Bone is like an I-Phone, but you can't trust it. It will bone you when need it the most. I WOULD bring a second phone.
The biggest irritant for me on the I-Pace is the lack of OnStar. Second was the lack of a digital rearview. Other than that, I enjoy going for drives. I can just tell an employee to make a parts run or errands. But I do them myself because it's enjoyable, especially in the I-Pace.