The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace premium British SUV has definitely become an event in the electric vehicle segment. The model has earned a lot of positive reviews, but also has a drawback, as revealed.
It is about lack of efficiency. Recent tests have shown the Jaguar I-Pace (pictured above) consumes 41.6 kWh of a battery charge to go 100 miles (160 km). The Tesla Model 3’s consumption is 26 kWh for the same distance.
Of course, the American electric car is smaller and lighter than the I-Pace. However, the Model S 100D, which weighs more than 200 pounds (90 kg), consumes 33 kWh per 100 miles.
Tesla models have a lower aerodynamic resistance coefficient. For example, it is 0.24 in the Model S and 0.29 in the I-Pace. The difference in the battery efficiency is considerable.
As for the Tesla Model X 100, which is the main rival for the Jaguar I-Pace, it is 2.6 kWh more efficient.
To protect the I-Pace we’d like to add, that it is not only 5 inches (127 mm) higher and 800 pounds (362 kg) heavier than the Model X, but also has some off-road performance. Certainly, the British electric SUV can’t run in the conditions of impassability of roads, but will overcome shallow snow and dirt roads. We can’t say the same about the Tesla Model X.
Finally, consumers should make their choice and decide if efficiency is important for them when it comes to the electric crossover.
Source – Inside EVs