Jaguar IPACE charging requirements

Jaguar i-Pace 31 hrs for chargingJaguar’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.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.