Jaguar I-Pace gets faster charging and better infotainment for 2021
The electric crossover isn’t resting on its laurels, but pushing ahead with new tech
Jaguar is updating its electric crossover, the I-Pace, with a few features derived from its Formula E racing program, and others swiped its close cousin Land Rover.
The I-Pace has a battery range of 377 km, which remains unchanged for the 2021 model year; however, the battery can now be fully charged a lot faster than before.
This is thanks to a 11-kW three-phase charger that replaces the 7-kW two-phase unit. The upgraded charger translates to 53 more kilometres of charge per hour, which drops the to-full re-fueling time down to 8.6 hours, from 12.75 hours.
Inside the vehicle, the old Touch Pro Duo infotainment system has been replaced with the Pivi Pro infotainment system that debuted in the new Land Rover Defender. The Pivi Pro pairs a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with 10- and five-inch instrument panel screens. Heated fronts seats are now standard, and there’s two more speakers for the Meridian 3D surround-sound system.
The in-cabin air filtration system has also been upgraded to PM2.5 standards, filtering out material as small as 2.5 microns in size.
As for the more noticeable upgrades, the I-Pace gets three new color choices – Caldera Red, Portofino Blue, and Eiger Grey – while the wheels are now new-design 19-inch units.
The grille mesh gets Atlas Grey accents, as do the mirror caps and rear diffuser when the optional Bright Pack is chosen; the feature also adds a chrome grille surround and satin chrome window surrounds. The optional Black Pack paints all those parts black, and adds a black rear badge.
Driving.CA – Alex Reid