Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

By Anna Breuer on 10 December 2019
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Jaguar is releasing a software update to its I-Pace EV that will increase the vehicle’s range by 12 miles (19 kilometers).

The I-Pace was unveiled in concept-car form at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show and officially announced in early 2018. Manufactured under contract by Magna Steyr in Austria, the I-Pace  is a long-range purpose-built EV with sumptuous accommodations.

The automaker said that the extra range comes from know-how it gleaned from its production-based electric vehicle race series, the I-Pace eTrophy.  Jaguar boosted the efficiency of the car’s all-wheel drive torque distribution, reduced the use of the radiator vanes that keep it cool, thereby improving aerodynamics, and by allowing the battery to run to a lower state of charge without compromising performance or durability.

The Jaguar I-Pace was the first electric SUV from a European automaker and was designed by Sir Ian Callum, who designed cars for Ford and Aston Martin before joining Jaguar.

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