Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
WLTP rated range? Is it really a joke? 296mi?
ERROR - 292mi WLTP.
Pointless Data Point (reprint from UK board):
While I like to 'enjoy' my I-Pace, I got a call after my (WLTP) post above to go get some test samples from a customer.
But because I posted that the WLTP was not terribly inflated, I decided to see what the indicated range was on a 12°C mid-morning with an FE wearing 20" tires. Overcast incoming storm and windy.
Rules: I was not to hang out in the slow lane. I was not to impede traffic. I set the ACC at 75 mph (speed limit is 65mph). I was not to monkey around or pass people unnecessarily (errr... I did make a 103mph blast when somebody tried to keep me from a lane change).
I preheated the car at 23°C and topped it off at 100%. Car claimed 202 mile of range on the GoM.
The trip starts at 800' elevation, climbs to 1200', then drops to 50'. Canyon winds, round trip of 62.2 miles. 3 stops at customer sites. Climate at 23°C, radio on, eco mode.
What did the car report? 1hr28m due to congestion and my 3 stops.
162 miles on GoM.
I don't necessarily believe it. But let's see: 21% went 62.2 mi. So 100% would be 296 miles? Really? Maybe. I tested how accurate the % SOC meter was, and I calculated results that show the top 50% is more juice than the bottom 50%. ie - 50% is not 50%, it's 56%/44%
I didn't do any magic tricks. No drafting. No blocking traffic, stayed away from trucks. Didn't slow down for cops when I was speeding. And I'm reporting exactly what the car said on a round trip. I just drove with far less enthusiasm than I like. It's a great car to putt about in, but it is an excellent car to play in.
The moral to the story? Who the heck wants to drive a Jaguar like a Prius? If you DO like it, the WLTP numbers are not far off.
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; 02-20-2019 at 04:19 PM.