Jaguar I-PACE 2020 – Getting started with an electric car

Jaguar I-PACE - Getting started with an electric car

Eddie’s first electric car was a Jaguar I-PACE.

 

Why did you buy the Jaguar I-PACE?

I wanted to try the electric car world and see what it was like but also experience the performance side.

 

What got you into an electric car in the first place?

Opportunity via leasing.

 

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Initially, what did you find most confusing about electric car ownership and how did you solve that?

The control systems are somewhat complex and the placing of controls is not always easy to understand and operate. For example, the Jaguar has buttons for forward and reverse rather than a gearstick of some sort. Cruise control has 3 modes but you have to know how to switch each option on.

 

What sources of information helped you e.g. people, groups, websites etc?

Websites, reviews etc.

 

What are your top 3 pieces of advice for those people considering their first electric car?

  • Learn how to find charging stations and which are most reliable
  • Different vehicles are suitable for different types of journey. Identify what journeys you do and find cars suitable for that.
  • Decide what your priorities are in a car – Tesla are the leaders in technology but are not the best for quality and comfort. Jaguar, Audi and Mercedes have the comfort but the tech is still relatively new so expect bugs and issues.

 

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