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OmniAuto came up with a render of what the I-Pace could look like in production form, probably not too hard ot do as the concept was said to be around 80% production ready.

 

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That essentially just looks like the concept on different wheels, has real mirrors, and slightly different headlight design. Does that account for the 20% difference?
 

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I really like that they didn't get carried away and too ambitious with making it look closer to the concept, instead this is very practical. Compared to the Infiniti Q30/QX30 and Mercedes GLA, it fits right in. Great find.
 

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Not only did they not get too carried away with making it look closer to the concept but they also didn't tear it down so far to make it look too "production" meaning they didn't tone it down so drastically
 

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Like how they still kept the shape of the headlight, but toned down the interior of it for road use. It actually isn't too different from the concept aside from some very subtle changes and I'm hoping the production model looks similar to that. Who knows, the artist could be spot on.
 

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We'll most likely see that large gap under the center console as well, the designers put so much thought into it so they may as well put it in the production model.
 

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Probably the most interesting part of the design is the fact the dip in the hood is still here in the rendering.
If that actually makes its way to production i'll be surprised. I just hope it will keep leaves and all the unwanted stuff out.
 

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That dip in the hood is really nothing to worry about in terms of leafs and what not. Once you're driving, it'll all blow out. It'll be sealed anyhow so there's not much to worry about anything getting "in" because there won't be a way for it to get in lol
 

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Recall the engineers saying that the dip was added for aerodynamic reasons, so it'll definitely make it into the production model as EVs are pretty reliant on it.
 

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They better be using it for more than just aerodynamics since that's a lot of air passing through the vehicle, using some of that flow to cool the batteries should also be in order, among other cooling methods and vents.
 

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It'll have cooling plates and the likes and some sort of liquid cooling solution which should be sufficient. Utilizing the scoop and all of that for strictly aero is perfectly fine.
 

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I believe coolant may be circulated throughout the battery pack? Not sure about the motor portion of EVs, but they shouldn't need additional air vents to cool down the I-Pace.
 

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The motors don't need the coolant circulation, it's just for the batteries itself and again, has been proven to be sufficient in various other scenarios. Look at Tesla... they have no scoops, at all. Not needed.
 

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Part of cooling is ventilation, its simple really, a keeping a flow of air is important so once they tackle that, other forms of cooling might be rendered unnecessary.
 

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I guess that's why they have multiple heat dissipators as well.
Yes. Tesla is a prime example of this. Haven't seen anything else as impressive from the industry. But even right now its still early for educating the public. As time goes on we should see more education on how these work, but for now...

 

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The complete battery system could look like the one below, with coolant constantly flowing throughout it. Maybe the heat from the batteries can be used to warm up the cabin like the Tesla, that would save even more energy and extend the range.

 

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This has me thinking how a Tesla supercar would be designed since odds are they will have some aggressive vents integrated to ensure as much cooling and ventilation as possible along with aerodynamics. The Porsche 918 is a great extreme example of what Tesla and other car makers might do.
 
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