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FENorway post_id=24674 time=1559738058 user_id=501 said:
It seems like Jaguar NL now have confirmed that a range update will come via SOTA in the near future.
They call it MEGA RANGE UPDATE

https://youtu.be/B6VjjBuo3IE
If so, that would be extra cool. Tesla did the same thing, they updated the range with software.
 

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Better economy per kWh should mean less recharging hours. So it should improve.
 
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Or if they give a "range" mode that uses more of the battery SOC range but allowed turning it on and off it would be only used as needed. It probably is a combination of improvements and hopefully some settings like "standard," "max range" and "maximum life."
 

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Don't hold your breath for JLR to do anything like this. Tesla is known for rolling out impressive OTA software updates for their Tesla drivers, but so far, JLR hasn't even allowed us I-Pace drivers to utilize the supposed OTA software updates here in the US. :( I doubt they will make any such serious improvements like an improved battery efficiency/range with software updates. I've grown to be very skeptical of JLR based on my experiences with how they do things. Sorry.
 

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@sflgator: with your experience it is completely understandable. But I do hope you are wrong, only for selfish reasons.

But if they did then I would be pleasantly surprised and know they are taking this whole thing seriously. In my mind they have a slight lead right now in this market segment. IF they rolled out impressive updates like this and fixed their infotainment system it would tell me they are serious and are putting resources behind it.

A boy can dream, can't he?
 

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See my other post on the battery fault thread. My very recent update to the PCM has greatly improved the range. I suspect this is mostly the regen recall update, but could also be addressing the phantom battery fault that shut down everything. I went from a range of 201 mi that dropped to the 180's, but now it is showing a range of 261 miles. It looks like my average efficiency is about 2.8 mi/kwhr now, whereas before it was below 2 most days. Again, I believe this has to do with the regenerative braking update.
 

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See my other post on the battery fault thread. My very recent update to the PCM has greatly improved the range. I suspect this is mostly the regen recall update, but could also be addressing the phantom battery fault that shut down everything. I went from a range of 201 mi that dropped to the 180's, but now it is showing a range of 261 miles. It looks like my average efficiency is about 2.8 mi/kwhr now, whereas before it was below 2 most days. Again, I believe this has to do with the regenerative braking update.
If you do a forced range estimator "reset" by depressing hard on BOTH the brake & the accelerator pedals for about 15 sec. while the car is in the ON position (without actually turning on the vehicle to drive it), the range estimator will go from whatever to like 260 mi. +...but you will NEVER actually get that kind of range with the I-Pace currently.
 

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See my other post on the battery fault thread. My very recent update to the PCM has greatly improved the range. I suspect this is mostly the regen recall update, but could also be addressing the phantom battery fault that shut down everything. I went from a range of 201 mi that dropped to the 180's, but now it is showing a range of 261 miles. It looks like my average efficiency is about 2.8 mi/kwhr now, whereas before it was below 2 most days. Again, I believe this has to do with the regenerative braking update.
2.8 miles/kWh gives you a range of just over 230 miles
 

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Don't hold your breath for JLR to do anything like this. Tesla is known for rolling out impressive OTA software updates for their Tesla drivers, but so far, JLR hasn't even allowed us I-Pace drivers to utilize the supposed OTA software updates here in the US. :( I doubt they will make any such serious improvements like an improved battery efficiency/range with software updates. I've grown to be very skeptical of JLR based on my experiences with how they do things. Sorry.
It's less efficiency, I'm guessing its more accurate data and reducing the size of the battery buffer. IIRC the I-Pace's buffer is nearly double what Tesla does? A lot of Tesla's recent OTA updates this year have been more sizzle than steak. Releasing faster charging, only for it to not be really any faster than what they had before, etc. But they were able to market a higher top end speed which got them the press they wanted, even when it appears they countered that by more aggressively stepping down the curve.
 

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Don't hold your breath for JLR to do anything like this. Tesla is known for rolling out impressive OTA software updates for their Tesla drivers, but so far, JLR hasn't even allowed us I-Pace drivers to utilize the supposed OTA software updates here in the US. :( I doubt they will make any such serious improvements like an improved battery efficiency/range with software updates. I've grown to be very skeptical of JLR based on my experiences with how they do things. Sorry.
It's less efficiency, I'm guessing its more accurate data and reducing the size of the battery buffer. IIRC the I-Pace's buffer is nearly double what Tesla does? A lot of Tesla's recent OTA updates this year have been more sizzle than steak. Releasing faster charging, only for it to not be really any faster than what they had before, etc. But they were able to market a higher top end speed which got them the press they wanted, even when it appears they countered that by more aggressively stepping down the curve.
 

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If you do a forced range estimator "reset" by depressing hard on BOTH the brake & the accelerator pedals for about 15 sec. while the car is in the ON position (without actually turning on the vehicle to drive it), the range estimator will go from whatever to like 260 mi. +...but you will NEVER actually get that kind of range with the I-Pace currently.

So does that reset simply wipe the past history for a vanilla fresh zero point restart of calculating it by experience going forward from there, or permanently stop its tracking/calculation for ever?


I presume it is the latter, but please confirm. I'd like to do it because mine is showing a hangover from the high speed trip I took last weekend and I doubt it's accurate for my in-town driving after the home charging. But not at the expense of losing it for good.



Also, where have you found that information? Is it officially documented, or just discovered by someone? (I'm not doubting your statement, but it's news to me.)
 

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It is curious that the new update is pushing the range to 261 each time I charge overnight, however it does seem to make sense. Yesterday I drove 5 trips for a total of 49.8 miles, starting with a range of 261 and ending with a range remaining of 210, but most trips show 2.82mi/kWhr average on the Remote App. The vehicle reports 38.6kWhr/100 mi indicating a range of 233 miles. No this does not make sense as the 2.82 miles/kWhr x 90kW would indicate a range closer to 253.8 miles.

My wife loves to mess with me and turn the seat heater on most of the time in 70 deg weather which drops the range substantially until its turned off. This weeks improvement is huge over the 180 mile range I was getting before the update. I am hearing the charger cooling fan much louder that before, maybe they messed with the charge rate and are creating more heat at initial charging?

My trips were a mix of in town with 50% or more at freeway rush hour speeds. I hope this is related to the reset (maybe the software is doing a reset each charge?) earlier mentioned and the big range improvement is yet to come!
 

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So does that reset simply wipe the past history for a vanilla fresh zero point restart of calculating it by experience going forward from there, or permanently stop its tracking/calculation for ever?

I presume it is the latter, but please confirm. I'd like to do it because mine is showing a hangover from the high speed trip I took last weekend and I doubt it's accurate for my in-town driving after the home charging. But not at the expense of losing it for good.

Also, where have you found that information? Is it officially documented, or just discovered by someone? (I'm not doubting your statement, but it's news to me.)
It works. It was posted a couple times somewhere here on this Forum. I've done it many times and yes, it resets it but over-estimates the range past 234mi. (documented max range). But it will go back to the typical 230mi., 220mi., 210mi., etc. depending on city or highway driving and driving style during the next few trips after resetting.
 
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