The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV: The Complete Guide For India

jaguar i pace electric car
Price: From Rs 1.19 Crore
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 90 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 446 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

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The Jaguar I-PACE Electric SUV

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Automotive PLC is a leading luxury vehicle manufacturer with a distinctive reputation of being British and iconic. However the automotive company is now owned by the leading Indian industrial conglomerate, the Tata Group.The company currently has the following battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs):

The Jaguar I-PACE battery-electric vehicle (BEV) was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is the first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Deliveries commenced in the second half of 2018. The model has won a number of awards, to include: the European Car of the Year, World Car of the Year, the Best Design and Best Green Car awards. 

Though the Jaguar I-PACE was one of the first pure electric SUVs from a mainstream automotive manufacturer to challenge the dominance of Tesla electric cars, since 2018, many other car manufacturers have entered the zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) sector. Competition in the pure electric SUV segment is now fierce, with a number of EVs on offer at different price ranges. Jaguar competes in the premium e-SUV range, along with Audi and Mercedes.

The Jaguar electric SUV is available in one EV battery size (90 kWh), with a claimed emission-free range up to 446 km. The newest eco-friendly BEVs on the market will average between 500 to 600 km on a fully-charged EV battery! Of course, the real-world electric range will be lower, impacted by several factors. Some include: weather conditions, road surface, tyre size, speed, load, onboard services used etc. Expect the I-PACE to deliver an electric range closer to 380 km.

This is certainly a useful range for city and motorway driving. It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip is a mere 25 km. An average vehicle will travel between 10k and 12k km per annum i.e. less than 33 km per day.

The Jaguar EV offers DC charging up to 100 kW DC. This is not bad, but it is not class-leading. Some of the newer pure electric cars offer even faster DC charging capability. Having said that, 100 kW DC is still very fast and can charge the I-PACE 10% – 80% in 47 minutes. Put another way, at 100 kW DC, the EV can achieve 125 km in 15 minutes. At 50 kW DC, the EV can achieve 100 km in 15 minutes.

Though the I-PACE incorporates a 3-phase 11 kW onboard AC charger, given that most homes in India are powered by single-phase, leveraging up to 11 kW will only be possible for those homes fortunate to have 3-phase power supply.

Using a single-phase (7.4) kW dedicated EV charger, the I-PACE electric SUV can be fully charged in 12.75 hours (35 km of range from 60 minutes). For 11 kW AC charging, the EV can be fully charged in 9 hours (53 km of range from 60 minutes).

Though the EV can be charged using a domestic 3-PIN socket, we at e-zoomed discourage the use of a domestic socket to charge an electric vehicle (EV). It will take up to 48 hours to charge the e-SUV via a domestic socket! We recommend charging overnight, at home, when the electricity prices are lower.

The Jaguar BEV is practical and versatile without compromising on quality and comfort. The rear seats are comfortable for adults, with ample legroom and headroom and appropriate for most family requirements. The available boot space is 505 L.

The EV offers a number of safety features, to include: driver condition monitor, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter, lane keep assist, rear camera and more. The e-SUV has a 10″ Pivi Pro infotainment system and interactive driver display.

The all-wheel drive Jaguar I-PACE can achieve 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. The EV delivers a maximum power up to 400 PS and 696 Nm instant torque. The top speed is 200 km/h. Do keep in mind that the EV has an increased weight due to the onboard battery. The SUV also benefits from regenerative braking.

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet! The Jaguar I-PACE EV is available in India.

Good looks and exterior stylingExpensive. Cheaper pure electric SUV alternatives available
Decent electric rangeDC charging limited to 100 kW
11 kW AC 3-phase onboard charger as standardLimited visibility/ blind spots (rear)


The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV (credit:JLR)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Available In India:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
Jaguar I-PACE SE(from Rs 1.19 Crore)
Jaguar I-PACE Black(from Rs 1.19 Crore)
Jaguar I-PACE HSE(from Rs 1.24 Crore)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 90 kWh
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 47 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 9 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 160,000 km

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1566
Width (mm):2139
Length (mm):4682
Wheelbase (mm):2990
Turning Circle (m):11.98
Boot Capacity (L):505

EV Battery Capacity:90 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):446 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):224.9
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 47 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 9 hrs)
Top Speed:200 km/h
0-100 km/h:4.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):294
Max Power (PS):400
Torque (Nm):696
Driving Modes:3 (Comfort, Dynamics, Range Preservation)
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,208
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Global Electric Vehicle (EV) Market

Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), more commonly referred to simply as, electric vehicles (EVs) or as plug-in electric cars, have come a long way over the past decade and certainly a long way over the past 100 years.

Electric vehicles came into prominence in the early 1900’s, a time when horse-drawn carriages were the primary mode of transportation.  Archived black and white photographs from that period show famous avenues like Madison Avenue in New York city filled with horse-drawn carriages.  In stark contrast, a similar photograph taken a decade later of Madison Avenue showed not a single horse-drawn carriage.  Instead the avenue was filled with motor vehicles, a new invention at that time. 

We are now witnessing a similar fundamental shift in road transportation, as polluting internal combustion engines (ICE) petrol and diesel vehicles are being replaced by low-emission and zero-emission electric vehicles. In countries like the United Kingdom, a leader in e-mobility, we can expect a comprehensive replacement of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 (UK will ban the sale of new ICE cars in 2030). The UK is not the only country that has a vision of a mass transition to zero-tailpipe emission electric cars.

Since 2011, the global electric vehicle (EV) market has increased at a year-over-year growth rate of over 50%. In 2020, according to the Global EV Outlook 2021 report, the global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) had surpassed 10 million units . In 2015, the Global stock was just over 1 million units. In 2020, Europe accounted for the largest share of new car registrations of EVs (1.4 million registered electric vehicles), followed by China (1.2 million electric vehicles). In Europe, countries like Norway, Iceland and Sweden continue to show strong leadership in the transition to electric driving. In Norway more than 75% of new cars are electric, followed by 50% in Iceland and 30% in Sweden.

However, this is not just a western phenomenon. A number of countries across the world have announced their support for electric cars, to include India. Pure electric cars are now common sightings in a number of global markets, and EV automotive manufacturers, like California based Tesla Motors are now household brands.

Traditional automotive manufactures have also shown significant commitment to the migration to electric engines, to include Volvo Cars, the Volkswagen Group, Renault, Nissan, Peugeot, Hyundai, Mercedes, Land Rover and many more. Forecast for the sale of EVs suggest up to 30 million electric vehicles to be sold before the end of the current decade.

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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