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This is my first posting in the iPace forum. I originally owned a Mk1 Leaf but sold it before the battery could degrade and lose part of its capacity. Since then, I have had 2 Amperas, (low pure EV miles but no range anxiety due to backup petrol engine). The Ampera is well-known for looking after its battery and I believe that owners have found that the 8-year warranty has very rarely been needed As far as I'm aware, the battery does not drop any of its capacity over 8 years or hundreds of thousands of miles.

I aspire to have an iPace next but I was quite concerned to read that the JLR 8-year warranty only applies if the battery degrades by more than 30%. I find it very worrying that JLR have chosen that level as I'd expected a premium manufacturer to be trying to show its confidence in its product and its support for its customers by the warranty applying at anything more than 5%, or perhaps even 10%, of degradation.

Has anyone got any comments on this please? Could it be that JLR are more concerned with promoting the range of the iPace and less worried about preserving the life of the battery?

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Seems to be in line with other battery warranties like Renault, Tesla, Nissan.

I wouldn't expect the iPace battery to degrade by 30% in 8 years under normal use.
 

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It’s all conjecture as even alpha and beta test mules will not have truly aged 8 years. All manufs have and are conservative with battery warranty and degradation. I wouldn’t worry about it. One of the reasons I went with subscription as certainly never going to buy an EV.
 
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I was invited to a briefing at JLR a couple fo months after taking delivery of our I Pace. They stressed how important battery longevity was when designing the I Pace and reported you could happily regularly charge to 100% without damage and could also use rapid chargers with confidence. I have read stories of Teslas doing 200k miles on a battery pack and only suffering 6% degradation. I think battery management has improved leaps and bounds since the Leaf hit the market.
 
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