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Do you think the Jaguar I-Pace will come with full LED lighting throughout the interior and exterior of the vehicle? Naturally you would think that EV's would come with LED everything as they use less power (typically) and provide a much cleaner and brighter light output over halogen bulbs but looking at the EVs of today, that doesn't seem to be the case. Hopefully with Jaguar being a more higher end brand, they'll provide it but I'm not too sure...

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I can see the I-Pace getting optional Configurable Interior Mood Lighting like the F-Pace, just in the higher trim levels. Same would apply for the LED headlights and I can't really see Jaguar adding them as a standard feature in the lower trim levels.

Just boiling down to how much you're willing to pay for LED lighting on the inside and outside.
 

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Would be pretty cool for Jaguar to offer us a light up front badge, preferably in blue or maybe green to show that it is an electric vehicle.
 

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Mercedes did something similar but for them thats a very normal thing, here, we're dealing with a Brit and they typically don't get that sort of attention, instead its going to be more subtle changes. I think most people would be disappointed to see Jaguar go that route except anyone with a Mercedes mentality.
 

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Light up badges are extremely tacky to me and draw more attention than needed to something pretty insignificant. Interior ambient lighting.. I do appreciate that as it adds a nice touch of class if done correctly and I doubt Jaguar would get that wrong.
 

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Jaguar already has configurable interior mood lighting for the F-Pace is someone gets the luxury interior package. I assume the same will be offered in the I-Pace, depending on how much power it uses. End of the day, every bit counts to add towards the car's range.
 

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That's another big thing.. Thankfully, my commutes aren't really that long so I'll be able to bask in fully utilizing climate control and mood lighting and all that good stuff without having much to worry about.
 

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I just hope they don't do the exact same things since this is a unique product to Jaguar, even some slight variation will go a long way, bonus if it makes the I-Pace feel more EV-like and more Techy
 

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Wouldn't they have a separate battery for miscellaneous drain like interior mood lighting? I believe that's what the Bolt EV has.
 

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They should include that. Lucky for Jaguar, in this immediate segment there's enough tolerance for weight that they can add an extra battery and extra little things that overall add up. Just as long as performance is up there.
 

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Forgot about that extra battery for running miscellaneous things like LED lighting. How much additional weight does that add and if we don't go for LED lighting, would they leave that portion out?
 

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I would say maybe 15-20lbs or something. They can't leave the 12V accessory battery out because it does a lot more than power LED lights. It covers things like the lights, heating/cooling sometimes, the infotainment system, etc.
 

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Batteries weren't going to be light anyways, what's an additional 15-20 lbs in the grand scheme of things and it's a necessity for running more than just you LEDs. Though it does make me wonder if we can add additional lighting and connect it to that battery.
 

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Wouldn't doubt it at all. You'll always find those guys that are "weight reduction everything" that'll go for a Shuriken or something along those lines which are great, but I don't feel like it's necessary at all.
 

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An EV is the last place anyone should be looking for weight reduction. But back to LED lights and the car's battery. Will the 12V accessory battery be able to handle something like those door flood lights?
 

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I assume any additional electronics will drain the battery faster, but something as small as flood lights shouldn't really affect the battery drain too much. They're only on when you open and close the door which isn't too often.
 

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Tell that to the P100d guys that are removing their "frunks"

Adding all of these lights won't individually drain your battery that noticeably fast, but when you start layering them on, you'll see a noticeable dip in range when they're all being operated. Pretty simple. Just like running the AC system or heating whilst driving. It adds up.
 

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In the end it shouldn't be too much of a concern. Car makers always allow some threshold of power for accessories and as a fail safe for car regardless of accessories.

Once these arrive, just add whatever reasonable amount of accessories you want and test from their on.
 

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It's going to be a long log of trial and error haha but nonetheless, my range that I require really isn't much at all so I'll have everything going and not really notice it or care too much at the end of the day. Maybe when I know I'll have to trek out a little farther, I may be a little concerned and act accordingly, but I doubt I'll need to for majority of the time.
 
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