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The Jaguar I-Pace Is Now Much Faster (At Charging)

Jaguar has revealed an updated version of the I-Pace, with a faster on-board charger and other tech improvements

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This is the newly updated Jaguar I-Pace. It looks the same as before, it’s no faster, and the range remains the same at 292 miles. But don’t worry - there is a sufficient amount of newness going on.

It may be no quicker in a straight line, but speed has increased where it really counts for an EV: charging times. The 7kW on-board charger has been upgraded to an 11kW unit, so it’s now possible to plug the I-Pace into an 11kW wall box and get 33 miles of range an hour. From empty, it’ll be possible to fully charge the 90kWh battery pack in 8.6 hours.

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Plugging it into a 7kW wallbox, for comparison, would give a full charge in a more leisurely 12 hours and 45 minutes. As before, a 50kW fast charger can supply 39 miles of range in 15 minutes, while a 100kW charger will increase range by 78 miles in the same time period.

Although the I-Pace’s styling is largely unaltered, there are some subtle tweaks. There’s a new ‘Atlas Grey’ grille tip finish, plus a new ‘Bright Pack’ option. The latter provides a chrome grille surround, Atlas Grey mirror caps, ‘Satin Chrome’ window surrounds and an Atlas Grey rear diffuser. The ‘Black Pack’ option, meanwhile, now includes gloss black badging.

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The colour palette has been expanded, with new options including ‘Caldera Red’, ‘Portofino Blue’ and ‘Eiger Grey’. Wheel choice is improved too, with a new 19-inch set joining the line-up and replacing the 18s fitted as standard on the S.

We shouldn’t be miffed that performance hasn’t changed, as the I-Pace is no slouch. The twin-motor powertrain provides the equivalent of 395bhp, making for a 0-60mph time of just 4.5 seconds. That’s only a tenth slower than an F-Type P450 V8.

Jaguar - The Jaguar I-Pace Is Now Much Faster (At Charging) - News

Inside, there’s the new ‘Pivi Pro’ infotainment system, working out of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster plus 10 and five-inch upper and lower central touchscreens. Although the setup is said to be “inspired by smartphones”, you still get physical rotary controllers. Good.

The refreshed I-Pace is available to order now, priced from £65,195.