I wonder if there's any equivalent to Fuelly for EVs? That's really what we need to nail down this sort of issue. Actually, cost is less important than it is on Fuelly, the only thing of prime interest is watts/100 miles or km. A lot of users might charge most days, but as long as you can get an accurate fix on the kWh pumped in then a Fuelly type app is still feasible.
And what does 'real life range' mean anyway when it's going to be different for everyone. You need some sort of long-term average across a whole range of drivers. I suspect that the US EPA range is likely to be as good a guide as any to what most people can expect - isn't that about 240 miles for the I-Pace?
Probably like many on this forum I've watched numerous video reviews online but I've also just read hard copy reviews In Car, Auto Express, Autocar, What Car and Top Gear. The Lands End run wasn't actually done in one go, they had a sneaky 10% top up, but when they reached Lands End they calculated that without the top up they would have just made it. Car reports on a drive from Blackpool to Scarborough (with Wolfgang Ziebart as a passenger!) in which it sounds like they pushed the car quite hard. Set off with 93% charge, distance completed was 147 miles and they arrived with 62 miles of range left. Obviously I have no more proof than anyone else but from what I've read 240 miles seems to be a more likely average than "less than 200".
Or ….. 225 from a 100% charge, which is how I will be keeping mine!
Remember that the displayed 100% and 0% don't necessarily relate to the battery's actual state of charge. The useable capacity is stated as 84.7 kWh, so I intend to use all of it, leaving the battery management system to look after the condition of the battery.
Exactly …. All this talk of 80% charge does seem odd to me as Paul J says only 84.7 kWh is available from the original 90 kWh - so surely isn't 100% full actually 93% full or am I missing something? So if you only filled the 84.7 to 80% (67 kWh) then you would actually be charging the battery 74% not 80% - surely the idea of not using the whole 100% in the first place is to allow the battery management to do its thing
….. also as was mentioned in the Car magazine review … because JLR expect most people coming to the I-Pace will be non EV owners they have to build in extra margins ….. so when the car shows 0 miles it will actually mean you have another 20 miles of range left.