RAPID CHARGING LESS THAN 45 MINUTES CONFIRMED FOR JAGUAR I‑PACE
Rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperature, the I-PACE has tamed the Arctic at Jaguar Land Rover’s cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, at temperatures as low as -40°C.
Tony Westerlund, a potential customer from Sweden, had some interesting questions on living with the I-PACE in Arctic conditions, particularly regarding stability and traction on the ice and snow. To answer his questions, Jaguar engineers invited him to Arjeplog to drive the car for the first time and see how it’s been tested to ensure performance in extreme conditions, watch the video below.
Ian Hoban, Jaguar Vehicle Line Director, said:
“Not only will the I-PACE charge quickly enough for our customers to carry out their everyday lives, it will offer powerful and precise performance in a variety of conditions and climactic extremes. Allied with the versatile credentials of our celebrated PACE family, this will be an electric performance SUV like no other.”
Customers will be able to use mains power to prepare the car’s battery and cabin temperature ahead of a journey. Pre-conditioning the car ensures maximum range, performance and comfort whether temperatures are freezing cold or extremely hot. Setting up preferred charging times and pre-conditioning schedules can be done from either the on-board InControl system, or the Remote smartphone app, and is as easy as setting an alarm.
The Jaguar I-PACE will be revealed in a live global broadcast on 20h00 SAST on 1 March 2018, and will go on to make its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March 2018.