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I've now had the I-Pace SE for a year and in that time completed around 15,000 miles of mixed driving. So what are my thoughts now?
First, I will never buy another petrol or diesel car. I may not buy another I-Pace in two years time but that is a different point. For my driving mix, a 220 - 240 mile EV is absolutely fine. I'd like a bit more range for the odd occasion but its fine. And as the charging network improves especially with Ionity at motorway services then even less worry.
Second, the car has always worked. Other than with EH, the car has always charged at public chargers mainly Instavolt and Polar 50kW chargers but also destination chargers at 7kW. EH has been disappointing with the need to use an app, the poor availability/reliability of CCS and the slow (36kW max even at low SOC) charging. I do use them on occasion but never rely on them. Polars RFID card just works as does Instavolts contactless bank card, and both give a good 50kW up to 80%+ SOC.
Third, its been a joy to drive, whether carefully on a longer journey or with full throttle on a cross country blast. It is also a lovely place to be with great seats, a good driving position and good quality materials.
Fourth, the issues so far. The infotainment/satnav/tech is not the best. I now use CarPlay and the implementation is good. The Jaguar Remote app is often out of touch with the car and several hours behind the times. The efficiency isn't bad, but its not that great. Admittedly the I-Pace is high and wide but even so on high speed runs the range falls quickly. At least I now stick to the speed limits more rigorously than before!
Any regrets? Not really. I don't yearn after any extra tech beyond better satnav, charging location and a better Jaguar Remote app.
As to what replaces it in two years at end of agreement, who knows. One thing is for sure, there will be so many more decent options ranging from £150k Porsche Taycan (way, way out of reach) to the electric MGs. Perhaps a long range ID3 or a Model Y?
Finally, the data on most of the journeys.

CategoryDuration in Days&HoursDistance in MilesAvg Speed in mph# kWh regneratedConsumption in kWh/100mileEfficiency in Wh/MileEfficiency in Wh/kmConsumption in Mile/kWhConsumption in kWhTrip CountTrip %Range at 100% SoC
Grand Total15 day - 21hr
14571​
38​
734.4​
36.5​
365​
227​
2.74​
5317​
623​
225​
Below 20mph0 day - 12hr
152​
13​
13.7​
45.0​
450​
279​
2.22​
68​
84​
13%​
182​
20 - 30mph2 day - 1hr
1239​
25​
103.7​
37.1​
371​
230​
2.70​
459​
141​
23%​
221​
30 - 45mph6 day - 23hr
5494​
33​
395.3​
35.5​
355​
221​
2.82​
1951​
298​
48%​
231​
45 - 60mph5 day - 24hr
7116​
50​
211.3​
36.7​
367​
228​
2.72​
2615​
93​
15%​
223​
Above 60mph0 day - 10hr
570​
59​
10.4​
39.3​
393​
244​
2.55​
224​
7​
1%​
209​
Below 10 Mile2 day - 13hr
1516​
25​
111​
36.8​
368​
229​
2.72​
558​
284​
46%​
223​
10 - 25 Mile3 day - 14hr
2587​
30​
239.6​
36.3​
363​
225​
2.76​
938​
183​
29%​
226​
25 - 50 Mile2 day - 6hr
2040​
38​
104.5​
36.8​
368​
228​
2.72​
750​
57​
9%​
223​
50 - 100 Mile4 day - 12hr
4948​
46​
158.8​
36.7​
367​
228​
2.73​
1815​
68​
11%​
224​
Above 100 Mile2 day - 24hr
3481​
49​
120.5​
36.1​
361​
224​
2.77​
1257​
31​
5%​
227​
 

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Thank you for taking the trouble. My friend has one and they are truly a nice car and so it should be. What annoys me is the inefficiency. My E-Golf over the yr average is 4.9 mls /kwh in mainly 50/50 motorway/rural driving compared to your high 2s mls/kwh
 

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The EH lowish charging rate isn't an iPace feature, I have the same issue with my Model S. The older chargers typically give 28kW while the newer max out at 38kW in my experience. The iPace seems a very well built car and to some degree the efficiency is down to its SUV nature - it's just more noticeable on a BEV because the range is lower to start with. When I had a Range Rover some years back I struggled to get MPG into the high teens and fast motorway runs hit consumption by about 30%. The Audi E-Tron isn't great either so Jaguar aren't alone. With a good charging infrastructure it's not a major problem because any sensible driver will be stopping every couple of hours or so anyway for a break.

I've not tried an iPace but I did have a play with the infotainment in a Velar which appear similar and it felt very laggy and wasn't wonderfully intuitive, however Jaguar have I believe allowed for OTA updates so there's hope they'll fix that over time. In my Model S (a 2015 version) a software update a few years back transformed the sat nav both in functionality and the fluidity of the map display, so it can be done.

In two years time there should as you say be a lot more choice - back in 2015 the Model S was the only viable option for me - and who knows, maybe there'll be an iPace Mk2 with class leading efficiency.
 

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Thank you for taking the trouble. My friend has one and they are truly a nice car and so it should be. What annoys me is the inefficiency. My E-Golf over the yr average is 4.9 mls /kwh in mainly 50/50 motorway/rural driving compared to your high 2s mls/kwh
The same efficiency differences apply to comparable ICE versions of the Golf and the E-Pace for example though?

its a little unrealistic to assume that miles per kWh will be similar between such different cars, the Jag is heavy and not particularly aerodynamic after all. The performance difference is quite stark too.

I‘d rather have a car that can do 250 miles at lower efficiency in one bounce than an efficient car that can do 125-150. That’s not to knock the e-Golf (I own one!), but to bash the Jag because it’s inefficient seems a little wrong too, it Is what it is.

There‘s an efficiency penalty for SUVs, whether they’re ICE or BEV.
 

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Apart from the infotainment the I-Pace is the best car I have ever owned and with the exception of tight car parks great fun to drive. It's range is perfectly adequate too it's the charging infrastructure that's the problem.
 

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My gripe is not against the I-Pace nor for the E-Golf it is about overlarge,overheavy and therefore uneconomic cars of any shape and creed. They are just not necessary and are polluting the atmospere and using the earths resourses. If you need the space eg vans,estate cars etc then fair enough otherwise..
 

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After nearly three months, and 2000 miles, my opinion was much improved by a long trip. The silence and power combined with the basic autonomous driving really highlight the superiority of electric cars.
I suspect the Tesla autonomous driving is a good deal better, but the M3 is small and not much cheaper when specced up, and the S and X much more expensive. I also like the semi-suv stance, it’s just easier to enter and exit.
Mine’s going in Thursday for the 19b software upgrade, and hopefully the intelligent lights H253 fix (they don’t work). With a bit of luck they can fix the dangerously insensitive auto wipers too.
Worst points - laggy IT, crap satnav, silly transmission buttons, no rear view mirror camera.
 

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So, has the update fixed any? I quite liked the satnav on our test drive but coming from an Outlander, anything Impress me :)
 
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