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Personally, I find all the talk of I-Pace range quite dull. I didn't buy a Jaguar to be fuel-efficient - I bought it because it's a great car that's really fun to drive.

So I'm starting a challenge: who can achieve the lowest predicted range on a full charge, and thus prove they are enjoying the car at its best? :D

I'll start off with a 203. Living as I do in Milton Keynes, with its liberal sprinkling of 60-70mph chicanes (or "roundabouts" as they're called elsewhere in the UK!), my initial (easy) target is to go sub-200.

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Mine is not fully charged but 80% charged and has 213km range so 100% would be 266.3km / 1.609 = 165.5 miles.

I can't fully charge it to 100% till Monday so for now make it 170 miles to justify my entry :)
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Just head to M6 Toll road and cane it up that. Start at Corley services and go as fast as you choose to the M6 Toll services. Its not that interesting a road but you can get up to considerable speeds quite safely albeit at the risk to your license and I'm sure you'd get the range down to 150 miles or less quite easily. Exciting? Well not really as the I-Pace is so stable at speed. After doing over 100mph at Millbrook with no drama I'd head to hills and bendy stuff for excitement.
 

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emgf said:
To achieve the lowest range I recommend to practice emergency braking from 60 miles /h with 4 passengers : the consumption is then
almost 100 KWh per 100 km !
Well the acceleration to 60mph caused the consumption - the emergency braking created the waste. Everyone OK - assume you didn't do it for fun.
PS you are doing pretty well on efficiency showing 290km range with 75% battery
 

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My car efficiency is about 234 miles or 370 km , even after such experiments . But winter is coming next week ....
 

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Challenge previously issued, but with no takers at the time - see "I-Pace Range" topic p43....

DougTheMac said:
A bit of levity:

The understandable obsession with range on this forum, with some contributors reporting encouragingly high ranges, and others disappointingly low values, reminds me of an amusing anecdote from 45 years ago. I may be a bit wrong with the details, but the gist of the story goes thus:

Around the time of the first "oil price shock" in 1973, British Leyland had a journalist launch event for the MGB-V8. Unfortunate timing for the launch of a gas-guzzler. Rather cleverly, BL organised a competition for the journos, with a special prize for the team recording the best mpg in their test driving. I can't remember who won, but the journalists of the rather serious car mag concerned were very proud of themselves, achieving "a very respectable 28.3 mpg". However, the rather more irreverent (and sadly now defunct) Cars & Car Conversions (Triple-C) also proudly claimed victory: "Our guys won the competition for the best fuel consumption, with 18.5 mpg. The other guys just weren't trying."

So, does anyone wish to claim the non-PC prize for the highest energy consumption in an I-Pace? Enjoy!
 

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Triple-C... OMG I haven't thought about it for years! I used to buy it religiously... sad to hear it has gone.
 

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As one of the sad individuals delving into the range and efficiency of the I-Pace :roll: can I say that finding the least efficient way to drive isn't that much fun? Driving fast is good fun but doing it badly isn't.
Anyway, if I really want to have fun driving a car then it's still got to be a light rwd sports car, open top, and a manual gearbox. My MX5 even before it gets its V6 transplant is more fun than the I-Pace in my view.
 

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J2T2 said:
As one of the sad individuals delving into the range and efficiency of the I-Pace :roll: can I say that finding the least efficient way to drive isn't that much fun? Driving fast is good fun but doing it badly isn't.
Anyway, if I really want to have fun driving a car then it's still got to be a light rwd sports car, open top, and a manual gearbox. My MX5 even before it gets its V6 transplant is more fun than the I-Pace in my view.
There are many different types of fun to be had from many different types of car! Is a Boxster or Cayman more fun than an I-Pace? Yes of course under many circumstances, but not all. Some of us grow up and have kids too, or grand children in my case. My open top two seater days are over, but fortunately the I-Pace goes a very long way towards making up for it.
 

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I can't believe this! Here you have one of the most advance cars ever made and what do you want to do.

Have fun driving!!!

You Jaguar I-Pace people are strange! Fun, fun, fun that all you want from your cars. :)

Next it will be road trips on winding roads with the wind in your hair.

What next? Trips to the beach?

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J2T2 said:
As one of the sad individuals delving into the range and efficiency of the I-Pace :roll: can I say that finding the least efficient way to drive isn't that much fun? Driving fast is good fun but doing it badly isn't.
Anyway, if I really want to have fun driving a car then it's still got to be a light rwd sports car, open top, and a manual gearbox. My MX5 even before it gets its V6 transplant is more fun than the I-Pace in my view.
Yes, the Frog-Eye Sprite I had c1971 was more fun than anything. But in those days, the roads were empty, and both the car in front and the one coming round the next corner towards you were pootling along at 30mph, so overtaking even with only 998cc was easy. Nowadays, both other cars will be doing 50-60 and even with a supercar, overtaking is tricky.

For fun, the road is more important than the car (IMHO). Empty, twisty, and in open country where you can see round the corners. Not many such roads left in the crowded South-East.

Nostalgia ain't wot it used to be.
 

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Tophe74 said:
To easy to lose drive licence here in France with camera everywhere. Hard to drive it like a Jaaaag.
And with an 80kph (50mph) speed limit when not on the Autoroutes...

Are there really cameras everywhere? I found very few when riding there last summer or is Annecy especially bad?
 

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DougTheMac said:
For fun, the road is more important than the car (IMHO). Empty, twisty, and in open country where you can see round the corners. Not many such roads left in the crowded South-East.

Nostalgia ain't wot it used to be.
There are a few good roads down our way in the East of Kent, often on the Downs or Weald. The I-Pace is a bit big for some of them but the Sprite size car is just right.

The I-Pace is so accomplished that you have to be doing heroic speeds to get anywhere near its limits. The small light MX5 types with skinny tyres and just a bit too much power for them are perfect for these roads.

On the other hand, for a wet slog round the M25 and some A roads where you need to overtake the lorries, then the I-Pace is pretty awesome.
 

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Finally got the car fully charged again - have been driving more efficient recently so slight improved on predicted range - 282km just 60% of Jaguar's WLTP number.
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