Jaguar IPACE charging requirements


Jaguar’s first all electric vehicle, the I Pace has a big battery but you still have to plan your charging very carefully as David Brown reports.

Jaguar’s i-Pace all electric SUV has a rated range of 480km but that’s hard to achieve and charging the Jag at home proved very slow.  After 12 hours I had added about 100km to the range and at one stage it said that it would take over 31 hours to fully charge. It was better at the supermarket charger.

I coped with regular use without charging every night but I suddenly had to pick up a child whose parents lived in an outer area that that was under threat from the bush fires.

I made it, just. A petrol car can be quickly filled for the unexpected but electric cars need planning rather than spontaneous reactions.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto