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New Jaguar i-Pace: Faster charging, new audio

PRETORIA, South Africa -Jaguar’s I-Pace all-electric performance SUV has added an optional ”fast and intuitive” infotainment system and quicker charging capability to its potential specification.

The developments should be available in South Africa towards the end of 2020.

Which, the automaker says, will add to the kudos of the model’s 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car laurels as ”the first and best electric car of its kind”.

2020 JAGUAR I-PACE. Image: Supplied

The I-Pace is also the 2020 South African Car of the Year.

FIRST WITH PIVI

The cars have an electric motor on each axle to send almost 300kW and 696Nm through all-wheel drive towards the road beneath an aluminium construction and a low centre of gravity.

This i-Pace is the first Jaguar to offer the new Pivi Pro infotainment system. It also has an 11kW on-board charger to allow users with access to a three-phase electricity supply 53km* of range per hour and a full charge can now be achieved from empty now in about 81/2 hours – or overnight,

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Owners with only single-phase supply only can continue using 7kW wallboxes which charge up to 35km/hour or a full charge in a little less than 13 hours. A 60kW charger will add up to 76km in 15 minutes,  a 100kW charger will add up to 127km over the same period.

HI-DEF DISPLAY

Jaguar’s Alan Volkaerts told The Corner in a media release: “When we developed the
I-Pace we wanted it to be the world’s most desirable electric vehicle. I think we’ve achieved that so now we’ve made it even better with a new infotainment system, three-phase charging and technology that benefits driver and passengers.”

The new Pivi Pro has a 12.3” high-definition virtual instrument cluster, 10” and five-inch upper and lower touchscreens** and multi-function, haptic rotary controllers to create contemporary graphics.

*  Range added per one-hour/15-minute period is WLTP range

** The lower touchscreen is an option on the ‘S’ model and standard on all others.

*** Based on data captured by Jaguar’s Go I-PACE app in the UK.

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