Rapid charging of less than 45 minutes has been confirmed for the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace, which goes on sale on March 1.
Rigorously tested across extremes of terrain and temperature, the I-Pace has been taming the Arctic at Jaguar Land Rover’s cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, at temperatures as low as -40°C.
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, says Jaguar.
Setting up preferred charging times and pre-conditioning schedules can be done from either the on-board InControl system, or the Remote smartphone app.
The I-Pace will be revealed in a live global broadcast on March 1, and will go on to make its public premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6.