Alprange drives a Jaguar I-PACE 2020 electric car.
This is Alpranges’s first electric car, he’s owned the I-PACE 1-2 years and drives under 5,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 220 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
Always wanted a Jag plus tax rebates made it a no brainier. Also wouldn’t buy a Tesla.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- 1st generation niggles
- e-manual is a waste of time
- not obvious controls in many cases e.g. cruise control settings.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Heater stopped working (this is, apparently, a well known issue). Dealer fixed with no hassles except for the wait for a new heater which was 8 weeks plus.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
- LED lights work well
- excellent car when niggles are sorted.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
HSE version is worth the extra.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Maybe a Hyundai or a Kia SUV.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
zappi is the best if you have solar panels.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – overnight tariff is great for charging up to 30kW per night for around £2.50.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Electric Highway (now Gridserve) has always worked for me but little experience.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Electric Highway (Gridserve)
- bp pulse.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
A-Plan because it was a company car and they arranged it all.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.