Thursday 20 September 2018

Jaguar’s new electric car leaps from London to Brussels in single charge

Jaguar’s new electric car leaps from London to Brussels in single charge

Jaguar has driven its new electric car from London to Brussels on a single charge to demonstrate its usability, efficiency and range.

The vehicle manufacturer drove its I-PACE 229 miles, crossing the sea using the 31-mile Channel Tunnel and arriving with 8% battery charge left in reserve.

The manufacturer claims it has a total range of 292 miles, thanks to its 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which also enables it to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds.

The amount of energy it used to carry out the 229-mile trip is the equivalent to that generated by 41 rotations of an average-sized wind turbine, taking less than two minutes.

Stephen Boulter, Vehicle Integration Manager at Jaguar, said: "We know customers won’t compromise on everyday usability so we engineered our electric performance SUV to deliver outstanding real-world range.

"By driving the 229 miles from London to Brussels on a single charge — and arriving with plenty of range left — we’ve demonstrated how comfortably it deals with long-distance journeys."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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