Jaguar I-PACE 400 HSE 2021, Phil P – EV Owner Review

Jaguar I-PACE 400 HSE 2021, Phil P - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review?
Phil P

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Jaguar I-PACE 400 HSE

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is your estimated annual mileage?
10,000 – 15,000

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
5,000 – 10,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 2nd

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
220

 

Jaguar I-PACE 400 HSE 2021, Phil P - EV Owner Review

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Brilliant design, performance and British design.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • The shape is superb, designed from scratch and the details are well integrated
  • Ability to have seats and interior that is not black nor white
  • Not too large or too small
  • Amazing performance, drive and it is quiet.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Range, charging rate – cannot get close to the listed 100kW charging rate
  • I wish that with a small redesign you could accommodate a slimline spare wheel under the boot floor
  • Would be nice to have some more body colours.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
My last I-PACE died while charging at home about ten times. However, it never let me down while travelling. My current I-PACE had to go back to the garage to have the windscreen kit recalibrated after a new screen was fitted due to a stone chip on my first day’s driving! Otherwise no issues.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
400hp four wheel drive & 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. It can go anywhere a Land Rover can go! Amazing wheel drive control on snowy roads. Can go through 600mm water. Small overhangs front and rear means it can easily go over the Land Rover all-terrain course. Jaguar took prototypes to Eastnor Castle to try them out and they had 0-60 in 2.5 seconds at that point but the tyres were stripped…so 4.5 seconds is for a very good reason.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
The bonnet air scoop from the front grille forces a flow of air over the screen which reduces the fly swats, then carries the air over the roof and over the rear window which stays clean while driving. There is a small washer jet for the rear view camera. Set it in hill descent and it will do a controlled descent just like a Range Rover. It has a g-force meter and track timer. Performance seats hold you like a rally car. The glass roof doesn’t need a blind as it is a strong anti-sun tint.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Another I-PACE as my electric sports car and then a larger one as a second car for holidays/carrying bulky loads.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Rolec tethered wall box and I have a Rolec pillar.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
OVO Energy as they have a free tie-in to bp pulse which gives free charging at a lot of the bp charging units and reduced-price charging at the others.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
bp pulse & Instavolt.

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  1. bp pulse
  2. Instavolt.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Churchill Plus – I did a CompareTheMarket comparison and Churchill seemed to fit the bill. I was with LV for both cars but they refused to insure Range Rover Sports anymore, so I had to change insurer.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.
£300.

 

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