2019 Jaguar I-Pace Drives 229 Miles From London To Brussels On One Charge

Jaguar is doing all sorts of things to promote its I-Pace and the latest marketing stunt is meant to showcase the electric crossover’s real-life driving range.

The automaker had the I-Pace cover the 229-mile (369-km) distance from London to Brussels, with part of the trip including driving through the Chunnel’s service tunnel.

With its 90-kWh battery fully charged, the I-Pace started its journey on London’s South Bank and headed for the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone. However, unlike all vehicles that cross the tunnel on trains, Jaguar’s I-Pace got special permission to drive the 31-mile (50-km) distance under the sea through the service tunnel.

With Jaguar engineer Stephen Boulter behind the wheel, the I-Pace emerged safely out of the tunnel at Calais and continued the trip eastward, arriving in central Brussels with a remaining battery charge of eight percent — enough to cover an additional 32 km (20 miles).

The Jaguar I-Pace’s claimed driving range is 292 miles (470 km) according to the WLTP cycle. The remaining battery charge might not have been enough to reach that figure, but the attempt proves the electric crossover can get quite close to it. One must also take into account the fact that the I-Pace encountered rush-hour traffic in the summer heat on its way to Brussels.

To ease range anxiety, the vehicle’s navigation system takes account of route topography and driving style when calculating range. As a result, it can suggest the most energy-efficient route available. In case the destination cannot be reached, it will alert drivers and help them find charging stations within range. Jaguar claims a 100kW DC rapid charger will add up to 100 km (62 miles) of extra range in just 15 minutes.

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  • Haywood Jablowme

    I just exploded into my palm.

    • TheBelltower

      Ha!

    • Knotmyrealname

      Just another day for you then.

  • 101st ABN

    How long did it take to get back to london???

  • Nordschleife

    But it didn’t drive 310 so to many people (Tesla fans) it’s just not good enough. Smh.

    • S3XY

      35K Model 3 will have around that range, probably a little more. But Jag does not have the charging network. And that’s not good enough. Can’t just build an EV without all the other ingredients.

  • mihsf

    If you really want to protect the environment, just take the Eurostar from London to Brussels. It’s also much faster.

    • Bash

      Cheaper too.

  • Max Helm

    If they did this trip in the Kia Niro EV, which in terms of size and practicality is a similar car, you would have had aroun 25% battery left, from a 64kWh battery… So 17% more range from a 30% smaller battery. I’m not impressed. Like the car a lot, so hope they improve the efficiency with a software update soon.

  • LeStori

    Drive it at typical motorway speeds, 70 mph plus in the UK, with out trying to be economical and show us how good it is…

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