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Hello Forum,

My name is Jelle van der Meer and finally got my I-pace order approved as my new company car, the first BEV of the company. Current estimated delivery by Athlon is wk48 2018. Although I initially wanted a Tesla Model S mainly for practicality reasons (3 phase charging and large existing DC infrastructure), it was out of reach so was very pleased that Jaguar I-pace got launched and provided a beautiful alternative.

Available budget limited my order to I-pace S but luckily with some improving options like Light Oyster grained leather sport seats, drivepack, HUD, electric tailgate and heated windscreen. Panoramic roof would have been brilliant but unfortunately choices had to be made. I have chosen Firenze Red as color as my last 3 cars were all light or dark grey.

Like probably many other NL I-pace orders my main reason for BEV is current Fiscal climate in NL, for Jaguar I-pace I will pay monthly €152 income tax while for comparable luxury diesel cars like BMW 5, Mercedes E or Audi A6 you easily pay monthly over €600 income tax. Starting 2019 the fiscal benefits for expensive BEV are reduced as the government limited the reduced tax rate of 4% to €50,000 above that the normal rate of 22% applies. This is also the reason why NL got relative much more 2018 production slots than other countries, with NL having barely any slots for early 2019.

The unfortunately decision from Jaguar to only install single phase loader as well as the very limited DC infrastructure across Europe does probably mean that for ski and summer holiday I need to find a different solution (exchange with colleague/family, fly and/or rental car) but is only a minor inconvenience for having the daily joy of driving this car.

In terms of my car history the Jaguar I-pace is a step up, started with Ford Focus (company car abroad), Seat Ibiza (temp car due to late delivery ordered car), Skoda Fabia (1st private car - fiscal benfits), Skoda Octavia (1st NL company car - 14% tax) and now Jaguar I-pace, separately we have a Hyundia I10 as 2nd small family car.

Greetings
Jelle
 

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Hi Jelle, nice step up from a Skoda :D

How many KM's do you have included in the contract?

I ordered a Narvik Black I Pace S, 20" '5-Split Spoke' 'Style 5070' in Diamond Turned Gloss Black, Panoramic Roof and heated front seats (Luxtec Ebony) with 12000km/year for €1000/month. It's my first car, so I'm super excited!
 

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Hi Jelle, welcome to the club of (Dutch) I-Pace drivers!

I think you underestimate the DC network in Europe. It's rapidly growing, but at this moment already good enough to travel to for example the Alps.
For germany check https://tank.rast.de/emobility.html Fastned is also building fast chargers in Germany, among others (-:
Also in Switzerland I see the fast chargers popping up quickly.

I hope to make the first trip to Switzerland with my I-Pace in oktober!
(until that moment more than happy with my BMW i3)
 

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r0bs0n said:
Hi Jelle, nice step up from a Skoda :D

How many KM's do you have included in the contract?

I ordered a Narvik Black I Pace S, 20" '5-Split Spoke' 'Style 5070' in Diamond Turned Gloss Black, Panoramic Roof and heated front seats (Luxtec Ebony) with 12000km/year for €1000/month. It's my first car, so I'm super excited!
Thanks r0bs0n ,

The KM's and length of lease was part of the problem - our car policy dictates that all car leases must be based on 40,000km/year and 4 year lease making car leases very expensive unfortunately. I asked for exception to lease on basis of 30,000km/year and 5 year lease but that was denied, this would have lowered the lease with €200 per month.
 

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dr.tube said:
Hi Jelle, welcome to the club of (Dutch) I-Pace drivers!

I think you underestimate the DC network in Europe. It's rapidly growing, but at this moment already good enough to travel to for example the Alps.
For germany check https://tank.rast.de/emobility.html Fastned is also building fast chargers in Germany, among others (-:
Also in Switzerland I see the fast chargers popping up quickly.

I hope to make the first trip to Switzerland with my I-Pace in oktober!
(until that moment more than happy with my BMW i3)
Hello dr.tube,

My long trips would mainly go to central Slovakia whereby the info I so far found that very limited DC charges exist in Austria and none in Slovakia (excpet 2 Tesla Charges). So in absence of DC chargers you would fall back to AC charges which if you are lucky charge 7kw per hour but else 3.5kw which makes it impossible to travel unless you stay overnight and even then with 3.5kw it only charges 50% of the battery.

In Excel I made a calculation file based on assumptions (green cells) that would calculate driving time and charging time at 3 driving speeds. Currently I make the trip in around 11 hours, if there would be 50kw DC chargers along the route and in Slovakia that would increase to estimated 18 hours based on assumed fuel efficiency and charging times (with no delays in traffic or charging).

Anyway I am very much looking forward to your experiences using the I-pace on your trip to Switzerland.

Edit: I wanted to attach an Excel file but not allowed to upload :-( so can only share screenshot

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Hi Jelle,
Did you changed the color to caesium blue? 😜
And your delivery date moved 2 weeks forward, is this the updated schedule from you dealership?
 

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DutchTom said:
Hi Jelle,
Did you changed the color to caesium blue? 😜
And your delivery date moved 2 weeks forward, is this the updated schedule from you dealership?
I got the updated delivery date after the test drive 2 weeks ago - I changed the colour this week so not sure how that will effect the delivery date. I am happy as long as it is 2018.
 
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