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Forget, just for a moment, that the Jaguar I-Pace is an electric car. Instead, concentrate on the other important facet of this latest model: it's so fabulously luxurious inside that, after you've been for a drive, you might not give a Tesla houseroom.

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https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-reviews/jaguar-i-pace-uk-review-2018/
Thanks for the post - seeing Firenze Red and Caesium Blue next to eachother on the pictures I am very happy I changed to Caesium Blue. Firenze red is nice but I find the blue look fantastic.
 

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Here's an I-Pace review (not mine!) copied from the Macan forum which I frequent. If nothing else, a perspective from an interested but disinterested (IYSWIM) 'outsider':

I went for a test drive in one [I-Pace of course] today, so here are a few points I noticed purely from my perspective - right/wrong/indifferent, it does not matter, it's just a few thoughts on the drive and car:

It was the SE model, 402bhp I think, and a price tag of £68k before the £5k government grant, so by the time you put the on the road charges on its basically a £65k car to drive away - so not cheap.

Concerningly it was fully charged at 100%, but showing only 197 miles of range on what is advertised as a 300 mile car? The salesman explained this was due to the way the car used previous drives to calculate the range in real life, but after an hours test and about 30 miles of mixed driving it dropped by another 50 miles of range, which to me means I used about a 1/4 of it's battery in just over an hour - or about 1.5 gallons of petrol in an equivalent Macan turbo!

I liked the styling, it's half way between a saloon and an SUV, so for me it's easier to get in and out without having as much bulk as a Macan or an F pace, and still has a decent boot, not as wide as a Macan, but deeper to look at and plenty of room for passengers. This does mean though the very small rear window get's covered in rain and is partially obscured as there is no rear wiper.

The interior was airy, but the pano roof was fixed, but brightened the interior up even on a dull day - not sure I'd spring £900 for a fixed one though? I felt they would have been better putting a large black solar panel on the roof - or maybe that is just me?

I was not overly impressed with some of the touch screen controls, some of which appeared to lock up on me - but could just have been me not knowing what I was doing with them? But they did seem a bit small and were causing me to take my attention off the road, which is not so good. The sat nav was very wide, but not very deep - think letterbox shape, and then think why did they do it so narrow - as you don't drive sideways, you go forward, but your view forward is very limited? The Macan version is smaller width wise but better proportioned so fells better - so overall not really impressed with the touch and feel of the controls. I also felt some of the plastics were cheap and nasty for what is supposed to be a premium car, the last Jag XJ I had a few years ago was better put together and felt a nicer place to be.

The car had 20" alloys and rode well on them, it was a slightly softer ride, but quite "Jaguar", fairly sporty without being "crashy", it was fine about town and handles speed bumps well. I was not hounding it out in the country as it was raining and I was able to spin the wheels under hard acceleration on the straights, so it felt grippy without having the chance to explore this much, I think it would be fine in the dry.

Talking of the performance, the acceleration was very good and linier all the way up past three figures, instant on the throttle, and great for mid range overtaking which on full throttle only needed to be held for 3 or 4 seconds to have you gaining 30 to 50mph and quickly putting anything in the rear view mirror - which was restricted by very poor rear view out of the back window - a great case for having a rear facing camera in place of the mirror. (which it does not have by the way)

The performance "maps" for comfort/dynamic/winter and eco (I think?) did make a difference by softening the throttle response. If you accelerated in "winter" and then tried "dynamic" you could feel the extra power and more immediate response, I'd also say you didn't have to press the pedal as hard for the same performance. These seem a good idea for a car which could get an inexperienced driver into trouble very easy, in real life I'd probably just leave it in comfort and drive according to conditions, and EV lends itself to this.

The car was not a lot quieter than my Macan on the road - it was obviously quieter puling away, but by the time you got to 40mph the tyre noise was as loud as it is in the Macan, and I can't hear my engine at that speed unless I'm putting the foot down, so I felt fine with the noise levels and didn't feel it was an especially quite place to be while at speed, more like just what I'm used to?

So overall I think this is a nice car, but not worth the money compared to a Macan turbo, which has similar, though not identical (obviously), performance. I am still not convinced you can have this as a one car family - for day to day trips and charging overnight it would be fine, or if your in London with the congestion charge it probably makes financial sense?, but if you wanted to do a couple of hundred miles in one day you will have to find a charger to accommodate this - which currently is a pain due to availability and charge times in comparison to 5 mins at the petrol station and on you go. I hate to think what will happen to the battery in winter when all the electronics start to get used to there potential - anything that makes heat burns through batteries quickly, so a couple of hours in start stop traffic could be a big drain. I drive 220 miles to Scotland a few times a year - and I doubt this car would make it, not without getting me anxious at least. Add this to the potential for a crash in resale further down the line due to battery degradation and I don't think these are yet a sensible option, for me at least. After three years I'd expect 60% back on the Porsche, and probably 40% after 6 years - by that time you could be looking to replace the batteries within a few years as they only have an 8 year warranty, and then it's "allowed" to lose performance due to wear and tear - so could mean by the time it's 8/9 years old it's worthless due to the replacement costs of the batteries - how much is an 8 year old Porsche still worth?

I'm sure that EVs are the way ahead, and all the major manufacturers are buying into this and producing them as you read this, but I'll wait another couple of years before revisiting this. Jaguar have done a great job to be the first real world EV I've even considered going to try, and I take my hat off to their achievements, but I want a longer real world battery life, quicker charging, and a lower purchase price - which for now is still just a pipe dream.
 

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Thank you. I think that's a worthwhile review. I am only surprised / concerned about the apparently low-grade materials. That would be very disappointing. I am not concerned about the range issues. Any test drive car, EV or ICE, is going to show a diminished projected range because, just as the reviewer attested, folks are pushing the vehicle to triple digits . . .
 

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Nice review but again sad that most ppl forget that the primary advantage of an EV is that their is no Gaz emission so no pollution in towns ! So on that important point it's far much better than a macam turbo ...
But who cares about health ?
 
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