AN extra 12 miles. It might not sound like much, but it can make a big difference to driving the newly updated Jaguar I-Pace. Jaguar has rolled-out a range of tweaks and improvements to increase the electric SUV’s driving range, all without changing the hardware used.
Bringing over developments from the I-Pace e-Trophy single-make racing series, Jaguar’s engineers have kept the electric motors and battery size the same, but found an additional dozen miles for its drivers.
The battery can run to a lower state of charge, the brake energy recuperation system has been improved at low speeds and high charge, and the active aerodynamics optimised for better airflow – all of which extend the range on each charge.
New models will include the improvements as they roll of the production line. The changes can be retro-fitted with a software update free of charge for existing customers, where Jaguar will also boost the over-the-air update systems, so that similar improvements in future could well be done while the I-Pace is parked on the drive.